Top 5 Elder esports players to show respect

Every hobby or interest that people have generally starts from our childhood. The point is finding these interests and improving them as much as we can to keep ourselves motivated and happy in our daily life.

But what if you keep that hobby till you get to a respectful age? Here we are with the five oldest players in esports that still have an interest in their hobbies.

Scott "SirScoots" Smith (55 years old)

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The oldest esports player in our list is 55 years old CS:GO player Scott “SirScoots” Smith. SirScoot's first introduction into the esports scene was in 1999 through Counter-Strike.

He was one of the first members of the Unitary Guerilla Platoon (UGP) team, which he founded at the age of 34 with some of his friends and got the reputation of being one of the oldest teams in North America, having been founded on the very first day of the release of Counter-Strike.

After 2 years they attended their first tournament, CPL Winter 2001, and finished in the top 32.

Naoto “Sakonoko” Sako (42 years old)

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Naoto "sako" Sako is a Japanese fighting games player currently representing FAV gaming. He is a Capcom Cup champion, and is known for being an execution god, referring to his ability to perform incredibly difficult combos with ease.

The 42 years old player is surprising everybody by putting up a great performance in the tournaments that he has attended. According to PGRSF 2016-19, he is ranked as the 20th best Street Fighter V player.

Daigo "The Beast" Umehara (40 years old)

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Daigo "The Beast" Umehara is a Japanese Fighting Games player. His career started at Mad Catz in 2010. Playing there for 6 years, he became a part of several teams and lately representing Team Beast and Red Bull esports.

Attending the CPT 2021 Online Event: Japan 3, he won the tournament and won $2,500. He is an inspiration to the young players and they can learn a lot from him.

Jae-Min "Knee" Bae (36 years old)

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Jae-Min "Knee" Bae is a South Korean Tekken player who currently represents DRX. He is a two-time EVO champion, having won Tekken Tag Tournament 2 in 2013 and Tekken 7 at EVO Japan in 2018.

In 2021, Knee attended the Tekken Online Challenge 2021: Korea Online Masters and finished 7-8th. Other than that, he made it to the finals on Red Bull Kumite 2021 - Las Vegas and won $3,000.

Rafael "pava" Pavanelli (36 years old)

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Rafael "pava" Pavanelli is a Brazilian VALORANT player who is currently a striker for Dignitas. He previously played for Falkol esports and is a former professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player and Counter-Strike 1.6 player.

Until he retired from his CS:GO career, he was also a big player among Counter-Strike esports players. He won 2005 CPL Chile with his team mibs. Also, he won ESL Brasil Premier League Season 1 - Finals when he was a part of g3nerationX in 2016.

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