Guest Post: Is Playing League of Legends Good For You?

In this lovely guest post the question of whether or not playing the popular PC game League of Legends, or any game for that matter, is good for us as gamers. Check out his opinions on the matter and be sure to share some of your own!

Is Playing League of Legends Good For You?

Written by Jamal Asskoumi

Blogger, Journalist, Entrepreneur and Video Game Addict.

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To my fellow League of Legends (LoL) addicts we can probably think of nothing better than playing a competitive game of league, and have subconsciously convinced ourselves that we becoming better human beings by doing so. But is it really any good for us?

As it is already what we believe, I think that we should first discuss the benefits. While there are many, the one that seemed the most impressive was a study carried out by surgeons who played League of Legends (obviously not while in surgery), and were 27% faster and made 37% fewer errors than surgeons who did not. I know, most of you aren’t surgeons and this is not applicable, but it’s the principle behind this statistic which is outstanding, the playing of League was able to enhance your mind’s concentration! As all LoL players are familiar, it takes a high degree of concentration, one that is not matched by any other game, so much so that the concentration translates to other aspects of life. Great huh? While the next statistic is fairly generalised, it applies nonetheless, gaming reduces stress levels by 17%. Yes, League of Legends is a game, so it does apply. There is nothing better than coming home from a stressful day at work and unwinding by screaming at teammates, telling them that they do not know what they’re doing, that’s the life.

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Now to the segment we had all been dreading, I could pretend that there aren’t any cons and we could all live in our peaceful and delusional world, alas I cannot. I’m sure the most common disadvantage of league is its time-consuming trait, within a few games, hours have flown by. Although this is all down to the player, it is extremely easy to lose track of time, especially with the inability to see the time on the monitor while in-game. Riot games have managed to put out a very polished final product, which they were kind enough to make free to the public, the irony is their graciousness comes at a price. The implementation of riot points has made it almost impossible to be successful at the game without spending any money, be it through champions or runes, you will end up purchasing something in-game.

Although I wasn’t able to cover all areas of pros and cons, I hope this overview gives you a great enough insight as to whether or not League of Legends is good for you, as long as you play in moderation, I’ll allow you to make that conclusion yourself.

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3 thoughts on “Guest Post: Is Playing League of Legends Good For You?

  1. I mean clearly there are some benefits to play games – fine motor control and all that – but it’s hard to really decide whether the toxic community of League of Legends is worth the benefits. I’ve had days where I lost game after game, and I can guarantee you I most likely didn’t feel better after playing on those days.

    I’d also have to disagree about Riot Points. As a long-time player who has only used Riot Points to purchase Skins (things that make my character look cuter) it’s very easy to play, and play well withotu spending any money on the game. Can you pay for experience boosts? Sure you can – but they’re not going to make that much of a difference when you get to higher levels. Owning champions trully doesn’t seem to matter too much until you get at least past level 15 – and by that point you should be earning enough IP to be able to purchase (without using any real life money) Champions you enjoy playing.

    Just my 2 cents though!

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  2. This is such a wonderful topic and we actually wrote a similar article discussing this frequently proposed question over at https://leagueofsmurfs.com/blog/post.php?id=12.

    As mentioned in our post, there are a variety of benefits to playing League of Legends, but it really depends on how far you want to cast your net. You really need to have an open mind when discussing whether or not playing video games in general can be good for your long-term health on the physical, emotional, and psychological levels.

    Please feel free to check out our post for a list of some of the ways that League of Legends can actually help you develop as a person.

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