Nor is it my place to judge his life or how much he plays the game. However, this is a guy who said five months ago that he hated the game, but because he was such a perfectionist, he felt he had to go on.
You do realise that HOWEVER is, in this instance used in the same way that the word "but" is, right? I'm not a judging him BUT.
I don't see anything "real" about saying you dislike something, and then saying you're only doing it because of your own perfectionist tendencies.
The inference here is that the statement a lie, questioning integrity of the person. The statement of intent to not judge, doesn't prevent you from doing it. You said you aren't judging him, then you go on to do it
Because given my (admittedly) highly personal and limited experience of life, if people find themselves doing something they don't like, they don't tend to do it for very long and they don't tend to do it with any enthusiasm, and I'm sat here wondering what is it about this guy that means he's different to that general rule.