Overclock.net › Forums › Video Games › PC Gaming › Are pro gamers physically superior?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Are pro gamers physically superior?

post #1 of 67
Thread Starter 
In playing online fps games, knowledge of the environments and game, experience, etc... are undoubtedly important.

However from footage I've seen it would seem pro gamers like fatal1ty have superior hand eye coordination for sure.

Was curious if anyone had done any studies on the physical characteristics of elite gamers, like hand-eye coordination, reflexes, etc...?

Would be interesting to see I think.
Superhans
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 OC@3.0Ghz, Stock Voltage GIGABYTE GA-G31M-ES2L MSI GTX 950 2GD5T OC 4GB DDR2 800 OEM@833Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 1TB OEM DVD-R/RW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung 46" LED 1080P 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Wave Keyboard corsair 550w Generic Mid-Tower Razer DeathAdder 
  hide details  
Reply
Superhans
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 OC@3.0Ghz, Stock Voltage GIGABYTE GA-G31M-ES2L MSI GTX 950 2GD5T OC 4GB DDR2 800 OEM@833Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 1TB OEM DVD-R/RW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung 46" LED 1080P 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Wave Keyboard corsair 550w Generic Mid-Tower Razer DeathAdder 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 67
Of course they are more skilled physically. It's the same concept as in any sport. People who are highly skilled in one game are usually able to pick up a new game faster, and reach a higher level than someone who has never shown high skill.
post #3 of 67
They must have backs of iron, and fingers like rubber, to sit at a desk 24/7 practicing.

I think the superiority is more mental than physical. Unless you're playing DDR, or perhaps Street Fighter, the only physical work is reaching for a cup of coffee to stay awake or the odd stretching of fingers after getting keyboard cramp.
Edited by Lifeshield - 5/31/11 at 10:48am
War Machine
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 4670k @ 3.4ghz Asus B85M Gamer MSI Twin Frozr V R9 390X 8gb Kingston Hyper X Beast 16gb 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
HGS 2.5" Sata 1tb Corsair H100i v2 4 x Corsair SP120 Quiet Windows 10 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Benq RL2455 Microsoft Sidewinder X4 EVGA Supernova G2 750w Corsair Carbide Air 240 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Naga Molten Edition Steel Series Guild Wars 2 Sennheiser HD201 
  hide details  
Reply
War Machine
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 4670k @ 3.4ghz Asus B85M Gamer MSI Twin Frozr V R9 390X 8gb Kingston Hyper X Beast 16gb 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
HGS 2.5" Sata 1tb Corsair H100i v2 4 x Corsair SP120 Quiet Windows 10 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Benq RL2455 Microsoft Sidewinder X4 EVGA Supernova G2 750w Corsair Carbide Air 240 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Naga Molten Edition Steel Series Guild Wars 2 Sennheiser HD201 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 67
Yes and I for one welcome our new pro gamer overlords.
post #5 of 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lifeshield View Post
I think the superiority is more mental than physical. Unless you're playing DDR the only physical work is reaching for a cup of coffee to stay awake or the odd stretching of fingers after getting keyboard cramp.
There is much more to it than that, namely in reaction time and hand eye coordination. Ever see guys playing starcraft or other similar games? THe amount of muscle memory and coordination required to play at a high level is insane. Physical doesn't have to mean punching someone or running a mile.
post #6 of 67
For me I shall say pro gamers. Well actually me has those technic.

-Copy people movement and act them to the point that other internet users can't tell between real one or fake one(inc battlestyle and chatting).
-Reflex superiours over UT max slide godlike bot
-Mind Reading(Obviously, though I am using them to punish players by making same mistake over and over again)
-Prediction what is going happen with me(This is my greatest enemy actually). Lol.
-FBI members those using special powers are mean nothing to me as they can't compress my ideal way of thinking.

All you do is alot training and do some technic. Meditation help alot too!!
Obsidian
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k 4.6 Ghz 1V FTW Asus Maximus IV Extreme Rev B3 GTX460 HAWK F3-17000CL9D-8GBXLD 1300Mhz 6-7-6-18 1T 1.50v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Vertex 3 MI 120gb+WD Black 6g 1tb Plextor PX-L890SA Windows 7 Home Acer GD245HQ 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steelseries G6 Corsair AX850 Corsair Obsidian 650D Steelseries Xai 
Mouse Pad
Qpad HeatoN 
  hide details  
Reply
Obsidian
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k 4.6 Ghz 1V FTW Asus Maximus IV Extreme Rev B3 GTX460 HAWK F3-17000CL9D-8GBXLD 1300Mhz 6-7-6-18 1T 1.50v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Vertex 3 MI 120gb+WD Black 6g 1tb Plextor PX-L890SA Windows 7 Home Acer GD245HQ 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steelseries G6 Corsair AX850 Corsair Obsidian 650D Steelseries Xai 
Mouse Pad
Qpad HeatoN 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iceman23 View Post
There is much more to it than that, namely in reaction time and hand eye coordination. Ever see guys playing starcraft or other similar games? THe amount of muscle memory and coordination required to play at a high level is insane. Physical doesn't have to mean punching someone or running a mile.
It's still mental because it's all about the messages delivered to areas of the body from the brain (And yes I did actually think abolut Starcraft before my last post was sent).

Anyone can tap keys on a keyboard rapidly in succession, it's not exactly a massive physical feat to achieve. Actually tapping the exact keys you want is down to memory, and second nature, something you have to have the mentality to train to do. You don't tap the keys any harder or faster than you already know how to, you simply learning how to actually tap the keys you want to faster.

It's not too unsimilar to learning to touch type on a keyboard.

It's like learning Karate katas, sure it has some physicality, but it's more about mentality than being physical to be good at it because without the correct mentality even the fittest athlete in the world would be useless at it.

Learning by repetition is more mental than physical. Your mind is teaching your body how to do something by repeating the action. With practice anyone can be good at something. I practiced to use a mouse, which I used to be horrible at using. I don't think it takes anything more special than what anyone else has other than having the will to succeed,
Edited by Lifeshield - 5/31/11 at 10:58am
War Machine
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 4670k @ 3.4ghz Asus B85M Gamer MSI Twin Frozr V R9 390X 8gb Kingston Hyper X Beast 16gb 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
HGS 2.5" Sata 1tb Corsair H100i v2 4 x Corsair SP120 Quiet Windows 10 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Benq RL2455 Microsoft Sidewinder X4 EVGA Supernova G2 750w Corsair Carbide Air 240 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Naga Molten Edition Steel Series Guild Wars 2 Sennheiser HD201 
  hide details  
Reply
War Machine
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 4670k @ 3.4ghz Asus B85M Gamer MSI Twin Frozr V R9 390X 8gb Kingston Hyper X Beast 16gb 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
HGS 2.5" Sata 1tb Corsair H100i v2 4 x Corsair SP120 Quiet Windows 10 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Benq RL2455 Microsoft Sidewinder X4 EVGA Supernova G2 750w Corsair Carbide Air 240 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Naga Molten Edition Steel Series Guild Wars 2 Sennheiser HD201 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 67
No they just practice a lot and become superior.
My System
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-750 4.3@1.375v Asus Maximus III Formula Asus ENGTX465 4gb G Skill 2000 Mhz.Trident @2133 9-9-9-27 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ VERTEX 2 50GB SSD/WD 500GB Blue/WD640GB Black Samsung DVD/RW Corsair H-50 Windows 10 home 64 Bit Retail 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS 24"1080P LED Asus VE248H Abs M1 Cooler master silent pro 600 modular M600 RS-60... Lian Li Lancool PCK-58 
MouseMouse Pad
Steelseries Kinzu no 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-750 4.3@1.375v Asus Maximus III Formula Asus ENGTX465 4gb G Skill 2000 Mhz.Trident @2133 9-9-9-27 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ VERTEX 2 50GB SSD/WD 500GB Blue/WD640GB Black Samsung DVD/RW Corsair H-50 Windows 10 home 64 Bit Retail 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS 24"1080P LED Asus VE248H Abs M1 Cooler master silent pro 600 modular M600 RS-60... Lian Li Lancool PCK-58 
MouseMouse Pad
Steelseries Kinzu no 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 67
read an article somewhere that gamers make better soldiers to a certain extent, if someone light games for a few years their reflexes get quicker, and if they stop gaming their reflex still stay higher on average for a period of time. roughly relative to how long theyve been gaming
     
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Xeon x5650 Xeon X5650 EVGA Classified SR2 EVGA GTX 680 FTW 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
EVGA GTX 680 FTW 24 GB DDR3 1600Mhz C9 1 TB WD Black 1 TB WD Black 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1 TB WD Black 1 TB WD Black Kington Hyper X 3k 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 120GB 
OSPower
Windows 8 Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1050w 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3930k Intel ES ASrock X79 Extreme4-m GTX 680 16GB 1600Mhz DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
240GB Samsung EVO SSD 2TB WD Green DVDrw Cooler Master Nepton 240m 
OSPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultmate Cooler Master VS550 Cooler Master Silencio 352 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Xeon x5650 Xeon X5650 EVGA Classified SR2 EVGA GTX 680 FTW 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
EVGA GTX 680 FTW 24 GB DDR3 1600Mhz C9 1 TB WD Black 1 TB WD Black 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1 TB WD Black 1 TB WD Black Kington Hyper X 3k 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 120GB 
OSPower
Windows 8 Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1050w 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3930k Intel ES ASrock X79 Extreme4-m GTX 680 16GB 1600Mhz DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
240GB Samsung EVO SSD 2TB WD Green DVDrw Cooler Master Nepton 240m 
OSPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultmate Cooler Master VS550 Cooler Master Silencio 352 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 67
I remember having watched a program on national geographic/discovery channel or a semilar channel like thoes two.
where they were showing this insane starcraft player, and were running him trough MI scanners etc. and it showed that he was using a lot less of his brain playing the game, rather than a none pro gamer. and the same when he encountered hostile foes in the games.
his body basicly knew what to do, rather than having to think about it.
My Rig KabyLake
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-7700K ASUS MAXIMUS IX CODE ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 1080 AMP Extreme Corsair Dominator DDR4 3733MHz 16GB CL17 (17-19... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston HyperX 3K SSD 120GB Western Digital1 TB Western Digital Green 3 TB Samsung SSD 850 EVO SSD 1TB 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cryorig A80 Liquid Cooling System Windows 10 pro 64bit Philips 242G5DJEB Ducky shine 4 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Cooler MasterSilent Pro M850 Corsair Air 540 Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Razer Destructor 
  hide details  
Reply
My Rig KabyLake
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-7700K ASUS MAXIMUS IX CODE ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 1080 AMP Extreme Corsair Dominator DDR4 3733MHz 16GB CL17 (17-19... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston HyperX 3K SSD 120GB Western Digital1 TB Western Digital Green 3 TB Samsung SSD 850 EVO SSD 1TB 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cryorig A80 Liquid Cooling System Windows 10 pro 64bit Philips 242G5DJEB Ducky shine 4 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Cooler MasterSilent Pro M850 Corsair Air 540 Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Razer Destructor 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: PC Gaming
Overclock.net › Forums › Video Games › PC Gaming › Are pro gamers physically superior?