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Working Zone 12A: 6 October 2018  9:00 - 10:30

Working Zone Solidarity

Esports continue to grow rapidly in popularity with reports indicating over 400 million people watching by 2019. With the rise of this new generation of athletes, this Working Zone will explore the daily life of professional esports players to highlight what similarities and differences they have with Olympians. Representatives from both worlds will discuss their training, the importance of physical and mental fitness, and how they prepare for competition, as well as the challenges and opportunities in the life of an elite competitor.

Facilitator: TL Taylor, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States

  • Joshua Begehr, Chief Sport Officer, eSportsReputation GmbH, Germany
  • Jacob “Jake” Lyon, Professional Overwatch Player, United States
  • Noah Whinston, CEO, Immortals, United States
  • Mariano Carvajal Matus, Dance Sport
  • Nyjah Huston, Professional Skateboarder, United States
  • Sarah Walker, IOC Member Cycling BMX Olympian, New Zealand


Moderator and speakers

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