Saturday, March 4, 2017

Esports pros don’t worry about younger competitors with ‘faster reflexes’

A study by non-profit research organization PLOS found that your brain’s reaction speed peaks at age 24. It looked at data comparing the time taken to make decisions by 3,305 people aged 16 to 44 in the strategy game Starcraft 2. It’s worth noting that the successive decline in reaction speed is gradual, but in the world of professional gaming, every fraction of a second counts, and the tiniest delay in making a call in a competitive game can lead to a disastrous loss. So where does that leave professional esports players, whose livelihood, reputation and legacy depend on their ability to…

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