Playing videogames is not only fun, but in recent years it has grown to become serious business. To such an extent, that the very best compete in what is called e-sports. In countries like South-Korea gaming is immensely popular and very lucrative, and in the USA e-sports is the 2nd most viewed sports. What does it take to be a professional gamer? How does one prepare for professional matches? And how can research contribute to improving gaming performance?
Fabian Mallant, a professional e-sports coach will give us insight in the e-sports world – he started out as a professional gamer and made the switch to coaching for a European team.
Dr. Guido Bruinsma is a psychologist and associate lector Digitalization in HRM (Saxion). His research focusses on serious gaming, e-sports and data. He is also a member of GameLabOost
In cooperation with game association Blueshell.