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Esports Now Game News: Updates & Must-See Details – 08/16/17


Esports is on the rise and the NCAA is starting to take notice. Welcome back to another edition of Esports Now Game News! The NCAA is considering including competitive gaming as a collegiate sport. In other news, does abstaining from sex make you a better gamer? That’s a “yes,” according to Newbee e-gamer Li “Vasilii” Weijun and even Edward Gaming CEO Huang Cheng warned gamers to “stay away from girlfriends.”

Does Abstinence Improve Your Video Game Performance?

According to League of Legends player Li “Vasilii” Weijun, he played much better when he wasn’t sexually active. He told fans that after taking a leave of absence as a result of a cold, he engaged in “sensual pleasures,” and upon returning to competition, his gaming skills had greatly diminished. This kinda reminds me of the episode of Seinfeld when George Costanza became super smart after abstaining from sex and then once he banged a Portuguese waitress, it was back to same old dummy George.

Vasilli said that he’s now “adjusting to abstinence” to improve his level of gaming on the keyboard. In a statement, he said, “The club maintained its winning streak, so it wasn’t necessary for me to play. I let myself indulge in sensual pleasures for awhile. This led to me playing poorly.”

Edward Gaming CEO Huang Cheng would agree with Vasilii’s decision to stop having sex. Cheng advises players to stay “away from girlfriends” and “on the abstinent path.”

However, both Cheng and Vasilii abstained from using any scientific examples or proof to back up their claims.

NCAA wants some Esports up in their System

College are really warming up to the competitive gaming community. Some skilled collegiate players have been offered partial and even full tuition. Meanwhile, this October, the NCAA will be taking a serious look into Esports. The National Collegiate Athletic Association is considering absorbing Esports in the same vein as basketball and football.

However, the National Association of Collegiate Esports does not believe NCAA’s current structure could sustain Esports.

Executive Director Michael Brooks told ESPN that, “The majority of varsity programs have been built intentionally to stay separate of the NCAA’s oversight… unless  there are some pretty dramatic exceptions being considered specifically for esports, the NCAA would be unlikely to be able to absorb esports under its banner.”

More Esports Now Game News!

Look below and find out more updates from Esports Now Game News. Enter the realm of competitive gaming at your own risk!

The Overwatch League is expanding! Plus, Valve just announced a new game…

Find out about the Overwatch League’s first female competitor! It’s about damn time!

Visa crackdowns by the United States’ TSA has thrown a wrench in the Valve tournament. This is certainly not making competitive gaming great again!

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