Bringing Health to Esports: Orlando Health Partners with Magic Gaming
Whether competing on the court or with a controller, athletes understand the importance of staying physically and mentally healthy so they can perform at their best. Recognizing this, Orlando Health is partnering with Magic Gaming, a collaboration between Orlando Magic and the NBA 2K league, to help players on the electronic gaming team stay in peak condition.
On a professional basketball team, like the Orlando Magic, players are advised on nutrition, exercise, rest and injury recovery. As esports grows, it only makes sense to provide similar support for the professional gaming team. Likewise, as a pioneer in gaming health, it also makes sense for Orlando Health to be an active partner in this endeavor.
Gaming is a growing sports industry, expected to reach $1.5 billion worldwide by 2020. Taking notice, the NBA 2K League, a professional esports league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, began in 2018. Magic Gaming became one of the 21 teams in the league, which drafts the best 102 NBA 2K players in the world for matches, tournaments and post-season play.
As the gaming industry continues to grow and more professional, college and recreational athletes participate in esports, the need for maintaining good health during these activities will continue to grow.
By partnering with Magic Gaming early on, we at Orlando Health look forward to establishing best practices to keep players healthy, which will provide a blueprint for all gamers in the future.
Choose to Stay in Touch
Sign up to receive the latest health news and trends, wellness & prevention tips, and much more from Orlando Health.Sign Up for HealthBeat