“Washed-Up”: Why Your Favorite Esports Player Should Probably Retire

by Colten Gowan, Miles Hackett, Josh Bury Dec 9

We’ve all said it or seen it online – a pro player being labeled “washed-up. It’s an expression that goes back to the 1920s, used to describe an individual who literally washed their hands after completing a job. But where did this term come from and why is it thrown around so liberally in esports?

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