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Esports Summit: Living on 1HP: Early Research into Health and Performance in Esports

Caitlin McGee  (Performance & Esports Medicine Director, 1HP)

Elliot Smithson  (Esports Physical Therapist, 1HP)

Jonathan Chung  (Esports Medicine & Performance Staff, 1HP)

Date: Monday, July 19

Time: 9:40am - 10:40am

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Esports

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: N/A: I would like to deliver a virtual presentation only

Academics, gamers, and global organizations are slowly beginning to build a body of research for esports medicine and performance. As of this year, the first two esports medicine research journals have been created and are available for publication. This presentation will will provide a general overview of existing research relevant to not only players but also the support staff comprising the infrastructure, as well as provide proposed areas for future research coordination between organizations, developers, researchers, and competitors. Panelists will include a variety of esports medical practitioners, including physical therapists, athletic trainers, and chiropractors, who have been working in the esports medicine sphere since 2015.


Attendees will leave this presentation with an understanding of the current state of research in esports medicine, as well as an understanding of areas for collaboration and further research.

Intended Audience

Games researchers, developers, scholastic gaming organizations (both club and varsity level), esport organizations