You wanted to be a “professional sport?” Careful what you wish for. Now you understand the huge issue that female athletes suffer through. They don’t get the big buck paychecks men do, and they can’t compensate with branding because of limitations by an organization.
At least athletes can be trainers or coaches on the side though, LoL “pros” don’t really have anything but the game, a game that’s barely four years old and isn’t guaranteed longevity.
Cyber-psychologist Berni Goode talking about Flow on Charlie Brooker’s How Videogames Changed the World.
Flow is extremely important. So, so important.
It’s what keeps some people sane. It’s what drives the world’s most skilled and accomplished athletes, the most intense gamers, the hardcore hobbyists, even many of the most talented artists, musicians and actors - flow is what you get when unstoppable drive meets an unflinching will and unlimited dedication.
Flow is being utterly, truly “in the zone”. And it’s one of the most amazing feelings there is.
This is why finding a sport, or a hobby, or a martial art, or a handicraft, or a new video game, or any skill-based activity that uses focus and requires practice and repetition is so beneficial for things like depression and anxiety and overall mental/physical well-being.
This was one of the few worthwhile parts of this film. I couldn’t care less about the opinion of DJ’s and comedians. The movie was profoundly lacking in academics and specialists in game studies, a miss opportunity to share with the common person the rich academic field growing and thriving under their noses.