I am a sports scientist and a performance coach with expertise and knowledge in esports. I have been a gamer for over 20 years, and I am currently a lecturer in esports coaching and management at the College of Esports, in London.
Esports athletes require a performance model that takes care of their health and wellness, in order to perform at the highest levels for as long as possible. Every detail counts, and even the smallest factor can make the difference between winning or losing. Everything you do, every choice you make will reflect in your gaming performance.
We often refer esports athletes to as “cognitive athletes” because their performance mostly relies on cognitive skills. Even though research is currently lacking, it has been hypothesized that physical activity can influence cognitive performance, thus providing a positive benefit for esports performance.
Taking care of an athlete’s health should be considered a priority. A healthy athlete will train more efficiently, perform better and have a longer career.
A healthy lifestyle is the foundation to build an athlete. Sleeping and eating habits, alongside with the correct amount of physical activity, will play a major role in achieving outstanding performance, and will lead to a longer career at the highest levels.