Shane and Brock Vereen are two former NFL players who took to the virtual world after they retired from the NFL.
After Shane's departure from the league in 2018, he recalls being "ready" to retire.
"Football was the most meaningful job and I knew once I stepped away, I would miss it but I was ready to move on," Shane said.
"Football was the most meaningful job and I knew once I stepped away I would miss it, but I was ready to move on." - Shane Vereen
For his brother, Brock, the feelings about retirement weren't mutual. When it came time to make the decision to retire, he remembers feeling panicked — but took solace in the fact that he could use this opportunity to explore all of his other interests.
"That panic turns into excitement very quickly and you don't look back after that," Brock said.
"That panic turns into excitement very quickly and you don't look back after that." - Brock Vereen
Shortly after their retirement, the two brothers partnered with founder and CEO of ESTV, Eric Yoon, to be a part of the Esports television network's broadcast team.
ESTV's broadcast team consists of former CNN senior correspondent and NFL Network on-air talent director, Marc Watts, former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green, and now, Shane and Brock Vereen. The four cover gaming tournaments worldwide and follow the gaming lifestyles of Esports pros.