A study from German Sports University in Cologne has looked at the physical side of eSports and find eSports professionals are real athletes.
The amount of time and dedication esport players put in is certainly commendable but really, comparing them to athletes is just stupid. Come back when they have to carefully monitor their nutrition, optimising their training schedule around optimal resting periods and require eight hours sleep a night.
A lot of them do.
I think many people are unaware just how rigorous being a high end pro-gamer is. You're made to practice 8-9 hours a day everyday. When you're not practicing you are reviewing matches with your team and coach. On top of this, many teams require their players to be physically active and control their diets (I.E no sweets, energy drinks, or alcohol ) because physically active/healthy people have higher reflexes and can handle mental stress better than those who don't. So they have to practice insane amounts (which is not fun), many have their diets controlled, and they have to stay physically active--it sounds like being an athlete to me.
No. They're not.
No they're just dedicated dudebros.
Don't mind esports, but this kind of thing is utterly ridiculous.
Never. C'mon guys, it's not even close play FIFA vs real football, it's not the same, you will never have the advantage in real life of the broadcast camera vision to help you pass, defend or score goals. Jesus the strain on body argument, I bet if they get injured, those e-sports players will wait 6 months to play because they get the same level of strain as professional players do. Gimme a break.
Yeah because all of you who are refusing to believe this for some reason have more credibility than a Sports University lol, please show us your thesis explaining us how this study is wrong.
I guess you believe all those scientist who say Wi-fi is harmful.
Thank you for completely dodging the subject, you must be really good in debates.
Did you read the topic? All they talk about is the similarity to the stress of real sports, the mental stress that is. And I agree, though that doesn't make them athletes or athletic by any stretch.
It is a sport.
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