There used to be a time when video games were mostly played by kids, but those times are far behind us. Recently, a research was published that says that the age when the brain’s reaction speed is at its peak is at the age of 24. Considering that quick reaction in the world of eSports literally means the difference between the win and the defeat and considering that some players are over 24, there is still no worry among those veterans that younger players might take over.
Marco “Snappi” Pfeiffer, a Danish professional CS:GO player who is currently 26 says that he is not that convinced that the slower reflexes, as indicated before, can actually influence the chances that the player has for success while playing. However, that might actually be true. Just look at the age of players that play for one of the best teams in the world, the Virtus Pro. Their players are well over 24, and their age range in between 28 and 30 and they are still one of the best teams in the world.
Snappi’s teammate, Andreas “MODDII” Fridh (27) also believe that the age and the slower reflexes are not carrying that much of importance. To his point, some of the best-ranked teams in the world currently are teams with the average age of 22, and some of those teams are SK Gaming, Faze Clan, Immortals, and the already mentioned Virtus Pro. Even though some might claim that the older players will not be able to cope with the youngsters, the current rank and the situation in the world of eSports indicates something completely different.