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Episode #97: GamerDoc, Gamer Health & Wellness, Ninja Comeback, Team Liquid Elite Training

In this episode with special guest Dr. Lindsey Migliore aka GamerDoc (esports medicine physician), we discuss gamer health and wellness, common medical problems among gamers, how to game into your late 30s (at least), the business of esports medicine, organizations such as Team Liquid investing massive dollars into player fitness and nutrition, Ninja making a comeback to Twitch, and so much more!

1 comment on “Episode #97: GamerDoc, Gamer Health & Wellness, Ninja Comeback, Team Liquid Elite Training

  1. Daniel Ward

    As a gamer who has been competing amateurly over the last 8years I never knew how much should go into preparing yourself for the “Big Game” and making sure you are practicing efficiently. I knew that there were a few things that help enhance your abilities but I never thought that the type of carbohydrates could play a role in the factor. In certain aspects, I too fall under the stigma against health and wellness in gaming. But after listen to GamerDoc speak I will definitely start to try and better myself while not gaming as I try to improve in game. Throughout my time following esports, I have heard players having strict rules when relating to diet and fitness and I have started to hear it more often in recent years. I like hearing that Team Liquid as well as Complexity are starting to place more importance on their players health which in doing so can increase their performance while playing. I used to think that in some organizations, players weren’t treated as they should be and they organization only cared about them while they were performing.

    Regarding lifespan of a professional esports player, I think something can be done about this. Like GamerDoc said, focus on health and wellness of esports athletes will become the default for gaming organizations as we go forward. I think this increase into health and wellness can lead to an extension when it comes to a player only being able to stay in his prime for 3-4years. As you said, when you look at someone like Tom Brady who has been performing as one of the NFLs top quarterbacks for the last the 20 years. I think it is absolutely a testament to how he takes care of his body. Being 43, he has to put in more time then a 23 year old that just graduated college. In the world of esports if organizations place more of a emphasis on player health and coach them to take care of themselves and promote both health and wellness we could see an increase of the lifespan of esport players.

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