Are esports good for your health?
Despite the rapid growth and popularity of esports, it's not clear whether the pursuit is good or bad for gamers' health. What does the evidence say about the effects of gaming on the body? DW takes a look.
The most alarming aspect of gaming is the long hours that players spend sitting while playing. According to Ingo Froböse, a professor at the German Sports University in Cologne who has led a study into esports performance and health for more than eight years, amateur and professional eSports gamers play on average 24-25 hours per week.