Gamers and running

The thing about us gamers though, is that we don’t exercise a lot. If we do nothing but gaming our bodies will decay with perhaps the exception of our hands and fingers (if you know what I’m talking about, ladies 😉 ). Therefore, a surprisingly large amount of the gaming community has taken on the habit of running. It is the ultimate game, practically playable anywhere and the console is just a pair of shoes.

There is a running boom in the gaming community, similar to the one the USA experienced during the 70s. The days when Nike-founder Bill Bowerman came home from a trip to New Zealand where he met the legend Arthur Lydiard and brought the term “jogging” back to the American people, who produced runners like Steve Prefontaine and Frank Shorter.

The technique

Gamers however, like they do with everything, goes deeper into the game than just execution. Some of them are hiring online running coaches to help them better their technique. Some of them are attending workshops to correct the way they run. Some of them buy books on bio-mechanics and physiology.

I believe that times are changing, and gamers are changing with them. With this modern age comes the evolved gamer; the supreme human being. He knows more than just computer games, even though that’s his path and purpose in life. He knows how to game his career, how to game the women he desires, and last but not least how to run with the proper technique.

 

Spectator mode

Sports people normally likes to watch sports. That’s just how it is. Nothing like going to your local football pub to drink some beers with your mates and watch a couple of games after playing football yourself. It’s good for the soul for all those who live and breathe football.

But what about us who live and breathe gaming? I think this is what a lot of sports people don’t understand, but we gamers are perfectly fine with spending time watching others play. If they play well of course. And apparently a lot of others agree. Just look at who the most subscribed youtuber is.

A lot of people in the gaming community look down on PewDiePie though, saying that “He’s not a real Gamer”. That may be true, but it does depend on your definition of a gamer. However, he still is a pioneer inside the field of gaming, contributing value to his spectators just like any football team does. It does not have to be MLG to be entertaining.

Yeaah, MLG. The major league. This is the parallell, running directly along with the Premier League. This is where gaming turns into sport. Show this to any typical football player and he will be amazed. Amazed at the culture gaming has managed to build up. They might even make a bid for the olympics some day. E-sports are growing.

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