If you’re wondering how playing video games could compare to the likes of Gary Ablett on a football field, researchers have found that eSports players possess comparable skills and attitudes to traditional athletes.
Academics from Winthrop University in South Carolina say one of the fundamental elements that justifies classifying professional gaming as a sport, is its competition. Just like any other sport, it requires competitiveness, which ultimately comes down to a thirst for victory.
Dr Steven Conway, Senior Lecturer in Games and Interactivity at Swinburne University of Technology, agrees. He says players are actively competitive.
“eSports players exhibit similar attitudes to traditional sports players because in both contexts one is playing a competitive game. The successful playing of a competitive game demands certain skills and attitudes come to the fore,” Steven says.
Researchers also suggest that the skill level in professional gaming could be compared to that of traditional sports. Some scientists believe certain games require a higher level of strategy than traditional games such as chess.
“Traditional sports demand the exercise of gross motor skills (running, jumping, swimming, etc), with lesser emphasis on fine motor skills (wrist work, hand-eye/foot-eye coordination, etc). eSports inverts this relationship: fine motor skills are dominant (aiming, clicking, etc),” Steven says.
können wir die diskussion damit abschließen? zudem ist e-sports auch als sport anerkannt, die pros bekommen visas als professionelle athleten.
und damit guck ich jetzt eulcs weiter