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An Extended Study on Training and Physical Exercise in Esports (2019)


Kari, T., Siutila, M., & Karhulahti, V.-M. (2019). An Extended Study on Training and Physical Exercise in Esports. In B. R. Dubbels (Ed.), Exploring the Cognitive, Social, Cultural, and Psychological Aspects of Gaming and Simulations (pp. 270-292). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-7461-3.ch010


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Kari, Tuomas; Siutila, Miia; Karhulahti, Veli-Matti

Parent publication: Exploring the Cognitive, Social, Cultural, and Psychological Aspects of Gaming and Simulations

Parent publication editors: Dubbels, Brock R.

ISBN: 978-1-5225-7461-3

Publication year: 2019

Pages range: 270-292

Number of pages in the book: 333

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-7461-3.ch010

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/60457

Additional information: Uudelleenjulkaisu: Kari, T., Siutila, M., & Karhulahti, V. (2021). An Extended Study on Training and Physical Exercise in Esports. In Research Anthology on Business Strategies, Health Factors, and Ethical Implications in Sports and eSports (pp. 716-733). IGI Global. http://doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-7707-3.ch040


Abstract

This chapter is an extended revision of the authors' earlier study (2016) on the training routines of professional and high-level esport players, with added focus on their physical exercise. The study is methodologically mixed with a quantitative survey sample (n=115) and a qualitative interview sample (n=7). Based on this data, high-level esport players train approximately 5.28 hours every day around the year, and professional esport players at least the same amount. Approximately 1.08 hours of that training is physical exercise. More than half (55.6%) of the professional and high-level esport players believe that integrating physical exercise into their training programs has a positive effect on esport performance; however, no less than 47.0% do the physical exercise chiefly to maintain their overall state of health. Accordingly, the study indicates that professional and high-level esport players are physically active as well: those of age 18 and older exercising more than three times the daily 21-minute physical activity recommendation given by the World Health Organization.


Keywords: electronic sports; training; physical activeness; physical training

Free keywords: physical exercise; esports


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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2019

JUFO rating: 1


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