August 4, 2020

Injury, obesity, stress: eSports starts wising up to health problems

Singapore (AFP) – Growing concern over health standards in eSports has prompted a new federation to pledge to address the problem, as players fall victim to conditions ranging from wrist injuries to obesity, stress and diabetes.The retirement of top Chinese player Jian Zihao, better known by his gaming handle “Uzi”, sent tremors through the booming sport, whose revenues are predicted to reach $1.1 billion this year, according to industry analyst firm Newzoo.The 23-year-old, hailed as an “icon” of the League of Legends game, stepped away from eSports in June, saying “chronic stress, obesity, ir…

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