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Results and training recommendations for eAthletes (Video)

With Germany’s first eSport performance test, we have measured eSport-professionals, eSport-amateurs and sportsmen in selected skills relevant for eSport. In approximately 200 hours of testing, about 3000 datafiles were collected. Exciting results can be observed in the group comparisons. Based on these results, we will give initial training recommendations. […]

eSportwissen on TV

The eSport market is booming. But what is eSport, how much sport is involved and what skills do eSport players need in order to successfully compete? Questions like these come up when people hear the word eSport for the first time. To answer them, TV-hosts from ZDF and arte visited eSport-Lab of the German Sports University in Cologne, completed the eSport performance test and documented their efforts in a TV report. […]

Games are there for everyone! About the inclusion through eSports

The increasing interest in the mass phenomenon eSports naturally includes the 10 million people with recognized disabilities in Germany. How can impaired people be included in eSports and why is especially this area suitable for the inclusion of people with disabilities? […]

The second german eSport survey

We published our eSports-Study 2019 and received first knowledge about the health-related behavior and training habits of eSport players. You can see the results in the research findings. But of course there is additional research needed, to structure eSport even more professional. For this we developed a new eSport survey to cover some other topics. […]

The eSport performance Test (video)

We have developed Germany’s first eSport performance test and it is already being used by us at the German Sports University in Cologne. The test battery measures the eSport relevant abilities of the players in order to identify the potentials and discover weak points. The results are required to establish esport specific training programs.


eSport-study 2019

On January 17 we published the results of our eSport-study 2019 at a press conference. For the study we asked over 1200 amateur and professional esports player about their health-related behavior and their training habits. The results: room for improvements in both areas. […]

Fit for eSport – these exercises help!

In our last blog entry we informed you about the most common injuries in eSport. The present entry is supposed to provide you multiple exercises to counteract the complaints preventively. A basic principle to remember is: every kind of movement helps to keep the body and mind healthy and fit. Even a short walk promotes blood circulation, activates the muscles and thus protects against possible illnesses. […]

eSport injuries – the most common complaints

The argument that eSport is a rather less physically exhausting kind of sport does not come along with the occurring injuries.  Hardly any player can play for years without injuries or complaints. Similar to regular sports, there is also a certain risk of injury in eSports. Those injuries mainly differ from traditional sports, because they barely eventuate rapidly. In this article we take a look into what injuries or disorders are most likely to occur and what you can do to prevent them. […]

Women in eSport

From July 20 to 22, the Girl Gamer eSports Festival took place in Lisbon, Portugal. It’s an event where a total of 8 professional teams compete against each other in three different eSport games. Only women are allowed to participate in this tournament. But is this gender segregation necessary in order to see women in eSport? […]

Performance in eSport

As a spectator it is hard to get an idea of the processes inside the body of a performing eSport player. From the outside they seem to sit and stare at the screen, barely move and casually communicate or perform minimal movements. On the inside they are very tensed and focused. We have measured heart rate- and stress in training and competition to get to know the performance of eSport professionals. […]

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