What are the psychological aspects involved in playing Esports?

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Psychology in Games competitions. #8

Hello guys!

Today we interview Ismael Pedraza-Ramírez, the best Latin Esport Scientist you can find in town!

A Colombian with a lot of history to share in the sport. He moved to Germany between 2011-2012 for volunteer work, then moved to Australia to work as a bartender and learn English, and from Australia he moved directly to Finland to do his Master’s studies in Sport Psychology and of the Exercise. His scientific career and personal life crossed many borders, with time spent in Finland where he had a sled accident with Husky dogs, in Germany where he often celebrated Carnival in Cologne, but most of the time he was trying to get free internet in the REWE supermarkets on weekends. He is a former semi-professional soccer player back in Colombia, where he made a career at ECOPETROL, he was very involved in performance with some participants in a marathon, half marathon and triathlon, he speaks 3 languages AND is currently at the same time Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Performance Psychology at the German University of Sport and performance coach at Rogue (https://lol.fandom.com/wiki/Rogue_(European_Team)).

In our Podium Sportcast today we talk about his first publication: “Setting the scientific stage for esports psychology: a systematic review” published in 2020:


I invite you to listen to this friendly, game-based interview!

Podcast with audio in English (British).

Here you can find Ismael Pedraza-Ramírez, for scientific cooperation:



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