If you’re a huge gamer like me or even a ‘casual’ one you’ll know the frustration of having to sit in a ‘regular’ chair and tough out the annoyance and pain of future lower back problems as well as a sore bottom. Those things aren’t fun and nobody really likes dealing with them, but we’ve gotten to accept that it’s just simply a part of our gaming lives (sort of a lot like how most of corporate America realizes that they will likely end up completely out of shape and become the stereotypical ‘skinny-fat guy’ image within several years of graduating college and going into the workforce)…or is it???
Well actually it kind of is…that’s just sort of what happens when you occupy your time with something that is primarily very inactive and then you allow that ‘activity’ to get the point where you have officially crossed over into the territory of ‘sedantary lifestyle’. But there is one thing you can do to ‘remedy’ the situation…in a manner of speaking that is.
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You can at least try and get popular and skilled enough at one of the eSports video games so that you can make some money off of this hobby that’s potentially killing you!
Usually, we just call this CS:GO or simply CSGO. It’s easier to say that way, and it doesn’t really make a difference. But why don’t we go over what exactly this game is and why it’s better suited for gaming chairs then ‘normal’ chairs…and here’s why.
‘Normal’ games or ‘non-harcore’ games or even just simply ‘casual’ games are typically not meant to be played for all that long during any given session. Yes, that’s right. You usually wouldn’t play a casual game for hours upon hours at a time. Now obviously this definitely depends more on your actual personality and just how much you like gaming itself as opposed to what the actual game is, but regardless the point still stands. Competitive eSports type games like CSGO tend to take up more time. Both overall and per gaming session. Certainly, they are nothing like something like Clash of Clans where you just sort of sit there on your commute or whatever and game for hardly a few minutes and then leave it alone. Nope! With CSGO you are going to be there for quite a long while oftentimes, and that is why CSGO is better for a gaming chair!
Now that we’ve gotten the ‘why’ part out of the way let me explain to you the basics of CSGO. CSGO is a competitive multiplayer-focused first-person military-style shooter game; which is kind of a complicated way to say that you play as a ‘soldier’ archetype character as well as various other roles.
There are several different game types and there’s also a ‘casual’ playlist and a ‘competitive’ league. The competitive is what usually takes so long because that’s when things like your ranking, stats, etc. matter the most. And that’s also where people are most competitive (obviously) and where they take the game most seriously. Therefore, many players stay for extended periods of time in their chair.
So now that you know a little bit more about CSGO you will hopefully have some knowledge regarding gaming and the eSports gaming world to at least partially understand why gaming chairs are beneficial. But let’s move onto our next game, which can be even more time-consuming potentially.
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So our next game is going to be quite a bit different from our previous one. Whereas CSGO was a ‘military-style’ shooter with relatively short rounds (although the actual matches themselves last for quite long), DOTA2 is a game where each game takes a bit longer. There is definitely less ‘downtime’ between action (NOTE: That I said the word “action” and not rounds or matches or games or anything like that…there’s a difference) due to the fact that it’s not a ‘round-based’ game and instead each game will go from start to finish with no pause, breaks, rest, etc. in between. Once the game starts it will not wait for you. It will simply go from start to finish. Do you see now why a comfortable sitting arrangement is necessary here?
And here’s the part where I get into the actual game itself. DOTA2 is what’s known as a “MOBA”; an acronym that stands for “Multiplayer Online Battle Arena”. Which is a fancy sounding way of saying that it is essentially an action-oriented “real-time strategy” game. Which is also another complicated way of describing a genre of gaming which is where you (the player) adopt a bird’s eye view of everything in game and then you ‘control’ things/units/characters/etc by clicking on them and using various commands to get them to perform actions you want.
DOTA2 is a specific take on this formula where you control one character on a team of 5 (so with 4 other teammates), and you will battle it out with another team of 5 to destroy a ‘headquarters-like’ structure called an Ancient. Both teams start out on opposite corners of a map and they must continuously advance through enemy territory destroying ‘guardian/protective’ structures known as towers to get to their ultimate objective of destroying the Ancient.
If this sounds simple to you well then you are both wrong and right at the same time. Wrong because there are many, many different strategies and tactics you can take during the game and oftentimes you may even have to change your gameplan if the enemy team is able to force you to adapt in a certain way to their playstyle, but yet you are also right because the only thing that matters is destroying the Ancient. And how you get there is not counted against you or for you, it only matters how you finish things.
Things can get quite intense and quite hectic in a game of DOTA2, and they can also become very heated between teammates as well as very emotional. Whether positively or negatively is beside the point. What is important is that it’s all the more reason for you to be comfortable while playing.
Good luck and have fun!