It has been observed in youngsters that the craze of being a gamer, and especially an Esports player is rising impulsively. But despite that, many young ones end up losing everything- time, money, and focus on studies.
Here I’ll discuss the difference between casual gaming and competitive gaming and the importance of studies along with gaming.
When we talk about casual gaming, it represents the word “casual” that indicates “occasional”. Ideally, this would be a person who engages in any particular game in his/her free time. Such a player is called a Casual gamer.
Let’s see who can be called a casual gamer: I would say a gaming enthusiast of any age can be called a casual gamer. Gaming has no boundaries for age, and any physically fit person can be a gamer too.
Students and Gaming
However, students are a different case in the scenario of gaming. There are several complaints from parents that children are not focusing on studies and they wile away their time playing games when they could be studying or working towards improving their grade. Somewhere, it is harming their studies and eyes too.
As they are students, they must acknowledge the importance of studies and not waste most of their time playing games. Students are highly influenced by streamers, but they should see pay heed to their educational qualifications too.
Competitive gaming is not new in India, there were many famous games among the youngsters back then and now too. A competitive gamer refers to a person who is playing a specific game at a certain level as a competitor representing any Team, state or country.
The player can be of any permitted age defined by the respective game. But majorly it is 13+ or 16+ in tournaments. They require constant attention and dedication towards the game. Game study is a very crucial aspect in competitive gaming.
Professional players receive performance and personal pressure and they additionally have to deal with many mental health instability issues.
A Balance of Competitive Gaming and Studies
As for students who are trying to enter competitive gaming, they need to understand one important thing- that studies should be their priority and they do not have to take pressure of the competition otherwise it might make
a huge impact on their result.
The gaming time should be limited and fixed. Parents should allow their children for gaming in limited time period but also monitor them constantly so that they allocate majority of their time in studying.
Concluding the discussion here which was about the difference of gaming types, one should follow a physically active lifestyle along with their gaming schedule.
In addition to that students need to not invest much time if they’re casual gamers and if they are competitive gamers, still their playing time must me limited and monitored by parents.
– Darsh Joshi
Mental Physique Coach
(This article has been contributed by Darsh Joshi, Mental Physique Coach at Resilience Esports and The Times of Esports does not necessarily subscribe to these views)