5 Must-See Esports Documentaries You Need To Watch

Esports is continuing to grow at a phenomenal rate, and so is the number of documentaries and films that capture the competitiveness, the culture, and the behind-the-scenes struggles of the players who've been launched into fame and fortune.

There are tonnes of quality documentaries about the esports scene and its trials and tribulations — but here are 5 of our must-sees if you need some motivation to keep up the grind!

05. All Work All Play (2015)

All Work All Play covers the global rise of esports and follows several League of Legends teams and their personal struggles while en route to the Intel Extreme Masters championships.

04. Team Liquid: Breaking Point (2016)

A real story about Liquid, one of 10 pro esports teams in the North American League Championship Series. This doc series follows Liquid’s League of Legends team through the ups and downs of competitive gaming. Everything presented is raw, true to tone, unscripted & uncensored.

03. Fight for First: Excel Esports (2021)

Fight for First is a series following British underdogs Excel Esports as they fight to be taken seriously in the global esports scene. The team's 2019 season ended badly, but now with fresh investment they are looking to make their mark.

02. My Name is TotalBiscuit: The Life & Times of John Bain (2019)

A tribute to the legendary game commentator & critic, John “TotalBiscuit” Bain, who sadly passed away from cancer in 2018. It’s an emotional memoir detailing his life, his endeavors in gaming, and his influence on the esports scene.

01. Free to play: the movie (2014)

Possibly the most popular gaming documentary ever due to its time on Netflix — follow 3 professional Dota players as they overcome personal adversity, family pressures, and the realities of life to compete in a $1,000,000 tournament that could change their lives forever.