Sources: RTÉ Irish Times From the articles: That's a fair point. Sport science is a big field and there is a lot of research going on in soccer or American Football, but eSports is mostly ignored or labelld as not being a 'real sport'. He also raises the point that eSport had a massive grow in the last couple of years and that professional players can earn a lot of money. So it makes sense to figure out why some players are so good and others aren't. Plus it could be fun if they create some scale, so you could scientifically show how much your opponent sucks.