The Effects of Different Types of Training on Cognitive Performance in Professional Esports Players

As esports continues to evolve, so does research on the role of different types of training as effective tools for in-game improvement. In this study, the authors reviewed the existing data, summarized the literature to date, and made recommendations for future research. The authors utilized the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA)

“Fueling the Games”: Energy Drink Consumption, Marketing, and the Associated Perceptions and Behaviors in Video Gaming

Energy drinks have become a dietary staple for many adolescents and adults and are heavily integrated with esports and gaming. They are the most popular dietary supplement among American teens and young adults. In this paper, the authors investigated the relationship between video gaming and energy drink usage, explored the motivations and perceptions of gamers

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Narcissism, Big Five Personality Traits, and Performance in Temporary Teams: An Investigation of League of Legends

As one of the largest gaming populations, both casually and competitively, League of Legends offers significant advantages for researchers investigating both physical and psychological components of performance. In this study, researchers wanted to explore behavioral trends associated with ranked in-game performance. Previous research has shown that positive, efficient communication is associated with higher in-game rankings,

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Self-Regulation, Stress Appraisal, and Esport Action Performance

This study titled “Self-regulation, stress appraisal, and esport action performance” investigates how self-regulation may affect performance and compares self-regulation skills among athletes at different levels of competition and across different game titles. Within this study, self-regulation is defined as the cyclical capacity to plan, guide, and monitor one’s behavior; given the significant internal/cognitive and external

Upper limb and mouse kinematics of different esports genres: A pilot study
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Upper Limb and Mouse Kinematics of Esports Genres: A Pilot Study

The poster presentation titled “Upper limb and mouse kinematics of different esports genres: A pilot study” discusses a pilot study conducted by Antoine Dupuy, Adam J. Toth, and Mark Campbell. The study aims to investigate the upper limb and mouse kinematics of esports and individuals engaged in various esports genres, including Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA), First-Person Shooter (FPS), and Adventure games. The study gathered data from 62 Gamescom participants and utilized tri-axial accelerometers and a custom Python script to track mouse cursor movements. Participants played their preferred genre for 10 minutes and had the option to choose between three different mouse sensitivity settings (400, 1000, and 1600 DPI).

Integrating Athletic Trainers in Esports Healthcare
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Integrating Athletic Trainers in Esports Healthcare

This article discusses the integration of athletic trainers (ATs) into the healthcare teams of esports athletes. It presents findings from a survey study conducted to understand the perspectives of ATs regarding their role in esports healthcare.

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Upper Body Compression Wear (Gaming Arm Sleeve) Improves Muscle Oxygenation Following Intense Video Game Training: a Randomized Cross-Over Study Among Competitive Gamers

The article titled “The Impact of Compression Clothing (gaming arm sleeve) on Performance and Recovery in Esports Athletes” by DiFrancisco-Donoghue et al., published in BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2023, investigates the effects of compression clothing on performance and recovery in esports athletes, particularly those engaged in high-intensity video gaming. Here’s a summary

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Consciousness in Gaming – Global Workspace Dynamics: Cortical “Binding and Propagation” Enables Conscious Contents

In this journal club video presentation, Reid “x0tek” Johnson (former Cloud9 esports coach) breaks down this article’s discussion of brain function and consciousness in gaming which has direct applications to cognitive performance in competitive gaming. Understanding how the brain processes information, maintains focus, and stores memories can be leveraged to help gamers improve their skills

Exercise Recommendations for e-Athletes:
Guidelines to Prevent Injuries and Health Issues
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Exercise for Esports Athletes: Guidelines to Prevent Injuries and Health Issues

This article regarding exercise for esports athletes focuses on addressing the potential health risks and musculoskeletal injuries faced by esports players. It emphasizes the need for evidence-based exercise protocols to optimize performance, prevent injuries, and improve the overall well-being of e-athletes. The article covers several key aspects:

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