Astralis Sports Psychologist: Esports Players are Elite Athletes

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It's a discussion as old as esports and... granted, esports is not that old, but: Are esports players athletes or are they just glorified gamers? Money, fame and audience-wise, esports has all but caught up to traditional sports. In their minds though, many still have a divide. While traditional athletes are showered with respect, esports players are sometimes just... nerdy. But why is that? Don't they work just as hard? Astralis psychologist Lars Robl certainly thinks so and makes the bold statement: Esports players are elite athletes.

Who are we to disagree with a former Special Forces member and Olympics psychologist?

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