esports

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Gaming can help areas of the brain responsible for spatial navigation, memory formation, strategic planning, problem-solving, memory and fine motor skills of the hands. Also, playing brain-teasing games can slow the degree of mental decay associated with the natural aging process – but gaming can also generate gaming fatigue. “Whether it’s a specially manufactured game or something like ‘World of Warcraft,’ games are cognitively complex and require mental energy and abilities to play them (...) Whenever you do anything that requires mental energy, you’re exercising your abilities — it’s just like if you exercise your muscles, you get stronger.” – and...

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The title raises a first question: Can we call an athlete to someone who plays video games? The answer is yes! For one, both e-gamers and professional athletes dedicate many hours practicing their sport either in personal skills or team performance with their teammates devoting every waking moment to making themselves better at their prospective aspirations. A very important note, they make a living out of video games going from just over $115k to more than $506k for the top player, with the average being $218k. If we look at how many young people dream of playing video games for...

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