Gamers May Share Same Mental Toughness As Top Athletes


Perhaps we need to give gamers more credit?

A new study conducted at Queensland University of Technology found that pros in the high performance esports world may require the same mental stamina it takes to be a top Olympian.

The study looked at 316 esports players, (18+) from the top 40% of players and found that the majority of them appeared to cope with stressors similar to many high-performance atheletes.
Most of the gamers with higher ranks had higher levels of mental toughness.

One of the researchers explained: "Similar to traditional sports athletes, esports athletes with higher mental toughness employed more problem-focused coping strategies which aided in their success." (via EurekAlert)