Esports Fitness

The Association between Esports Participation, Health and Physical Activity Behaviour

Plenty of stereotypes exist about the amount (or lack) of physical activity gamers engage in. While research shows that physical activity improves cognition generally, less research has been done specifically in esports competitors. As a baseline, we first need to investigate how active or inactive sports competitors are, as examined in this 2020 study from Dr. Mike Trotter, Dr. Tristan Coulter, Dr. Paul Davis, Dr. Dylan Poulus, and Dr. Remco Polman.

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The Esports Medicine: Pre-Participation Screening and Injuries Management

The topic of esports medicine and the roles of the multidisciplinary healthcare team in esports has been a subject of much discussion in recent events. Due to ambiguity in roles, piecemeal multidisciplinary support, and healthcare providers without proper training in the space much of the medicolegal liability currently falls on the esports teams and game publishers. In order to mitigate this risk systems must be put into place that allows for the players to receive competent, timely, multidisciplinary esports medical care for both physical and mental needs. 

Esports Psychology

Psychometric Properties of the Internet Gaming Disorder Scale–Short-Form (IGDS9-SF): Systematic Review

The paper titled “Psychometric Properties of the Internet Gaming Disorder Scale–Short-Form (IGDS9-SF): Systematic Review” is a review of previous research on the Internet Gaming Disorder Scale (IGDS), specifically the short-form version (IGDS9-SF). The IGDS9-SF is a tool used to measure Internet gaming disorder (IGD), which is defined as “a persistent and recurrent use of the Internet to engage in games, often with other players, leading to clinically significant impairment or distress” (p. 1).

The review aims to evaluate the psychometric properties of the IGDS9-SF, including its reliability, validity, and ability to detect change over time. The authors conducted a systematic review of the literature, searching for studies that used the IGDS9-SF and reported on its psychometric properties. A total of 21 studies were included in the review, which included a total of 8,405 participants.

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The Structure of Performance and Training in Esports

The paper presents a comprehensive overview of the current state of research in the field of performance and training in esports. The authors aim to address the gap in scientific research in the area of skill and performance improvement in esports by conducting an empirical study. The theory of performance structure in esports combines insights from both game and sport science to propose a unified framework for esports.

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Relationship Between the Incidence of de Quervain’s Disease Among Teenagers and Mobile Gaming -Esports Medicine

De Quervain tenosynovitis is a painful condition affecting the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist and is a common diagnosis in the field of esports medicine. People usually feel pain while doing repetitive hand and wrist movements. When holding a phone sideways, our wrist gets in a dorsiflexion position with slight ulnar deviation. Staying in this position for long hours puts stress on the area that is present in de Quervain’s disease.

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The Effects of Energy Drink Consumption on Cognitive and Physical Performance in Elite League of Legends Players – Esports Nutrition

League of Legends (LoL) is one of the most popular video games, with 100 million monthly active players. The game requires mental functioning and cognitive abilities for success, and mental fatigue is a potential factor in performance. Some players turn to cognitive-enhancing drugs to gain an edge, and energy drinks are popular due to claims of reducing mental fatigue and improving performance through esports nutrition. 

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Arousal/Stress Effects of “Overwatch” Esports Game Competition in Collegiate Gamers

What’s the difference between a Silver and Diamond Player? The answer can be found in your testosterone levels before your gameplay. A study conducted by Kraemer and colleagues (2022) found that those in the high skill teams had a change in testosterone before their game play, whereas those in the low skill group had a

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Esports Mental Performance: Top Players in League of Legends Have Better Esports Executive Control

In gaming, cognitive skills are of utmost importance for top-tier esports mental performance. These skills are like many other game skills, in the sense that they can be practiced and improved upon. Researchers have theorized that gamers might in fact demonstrate better cognitive performance in certain areas due to training and practice. Previous studies have

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Esports Medicine – Gaming Posture Biofeedback Increases Cognitive Load

In the field of esports medicine, gaming posture is a hot topic for esports performance benefits or detriments. The objective of this study was to investigate the cognitive load of posture management through a biofeedback (BF). Researchers had several hypotheses: A population of 42 University students was selected after checking for exclusion criteria like pain

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