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Esports Day: Stop Living on 1HP: Health and Wellness in Esports

Caitlin McGee (Physical Therapist, 1HP)

Location: Room 3002, West Hall

Date: Monday, March 18

Time: 1:20pm - 1:50pm

Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Summits - Get your pass now!

Topic: Design, Business & Marketing

Format: Tutorial

Tutorials: Esports Day

Vault Recording: Video

As esports has grown into a robust industry, competitors' injuries have reached the point where they threaten not just their ability to play games they enjoy, but their entire careers. Physical therapists are in a unique position to help players, teams, and leagues through preventive health and wellness programming, injury evaluation and treatment, and community education.

Takeaway

Physical therapists are uniquely qualified to contribute to the healthy, sustainable growth of esports at a variety of levels.

Intended Audience

Developers interested in how (e)sport communities self-organize and grow, and how corporate influence can both help and hinder communities.