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Violence and Video Games

Violence and Video Games

With the tragic mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas earlier this month, the topic of video games and violence has been brought to public attention again. However unlike previous times, this has happened, the public is not buying the claims of any link...
The Power of Communication

The Power of Communication

At IQ Esports, we work with students and professionals in and out of the industry across a number of different subjects. In all cases, the goal is to look to systems and techniques that can help the people we work with improve. One of the main things we work on in all...
Physical health and esports

Physical health and esports

When you think of pro gamers, the image of a high-performance athlete is probably not the first thing to come to mind. Most people picture gamers as people who live off a diet of pizza, chips, and energy drinks from the comfort of their basement. The reality is very...
Jobs in Esports Part 3: Careers in Media

Jobs in Esports Part 3: Careers in Media

Over the last few articles, we’ve been exploring some of the opportunities in esports, exploring in brief how you can get started into a career in these different fields. To close things off we’d like to discuss the largest individual field of work in the esports...
Jobs in esports part 2: Careers with teams

Jobs in esports part 2: Careers with teams

When people talk about a career in esports, most people think of kids playing video games for money. While that is the centre of the esports ecosystem, it is just a small portion of the career opportunities presented to people who want to work in esports. The field of...
Jobs in esports part 1: The life of a pro player

Jobs in esports part 1: The life of a pro player

With the esports industry expected to hit $3 billion annual revenue in the next few years, now is the perfect time to be looking into a career in esports. What does a career in esports actually look like though? For starters let’s look at the most obvious job (and the...
Kids need more, not less Video Game play

Kids need more, not less Video Game play

Video Games have often been heavily criticized by many in the media with one main argument; that video games cause violence in children and have little to no positive benefits. But the media rarely shines light on the opposite side, the benefit to playing video games...
Evaluating Player Performance in Esports

Evaluating Player Performance in Esports

Player performance is one of the most debated topics of sports. Fans, analysts, and scouts debate endlessly on this. In esports where each player, role, and character ensures no two games are the same, it can be even harder to figure out who is the best. But how do...