eSports: Most European eSports Players Cheat to Win

eSports: Most European eSports Players Cheat to Win

A study by Kaspersky, focused on performance in electronic competitions, points out that 62% of European eSports players are against cheats and fraud to win.

The study shows that cheating can affect eSports players’ psychological performance, creating negative emotions.

In 78% of respondents, players admit to getting angry when they catch another cheating and 72% of professional players believe that the use of cheats or “exploits” in games only demonstrates that a player is not good enough to win fairly.

Still on the topic of cheating, 81% of players state that cheating and hacking of games in an eSports environment should be considered an important or moderate concern, according to another study by Omdia . Professional gamers stress that the industry must do more to stop the spread of cheaters, and 88% feel that publishers need to do more to stop the use of cheats.

Kaspersky also sent messages that many cheats include the use of files to modify games, which can have several negative consequences, such as affecting the computer’s performance or even losing personal data.

“Cheats often contain different malicious files and programs,” Marina Titova, Vice President, Consumer Product Marketing at Kaspersky said.

The cybersecurity specialist Marina said that players cannot ignore system security, through reliable solutions, so that the computer does not have problems while playing and is protected against possible threats.

She also warned that there are several phishing campaigns aimed at less cautious players. One of the points of the Omdia study is that almost 40% of respondents do not use security services on their gaming computers.

A previous study looked into how players’ mental health can impact their performance and what protections they take to perform at their best during competitions.

The  results show that professional eSports players are more concerned about their mental health than other gamers and  75% of European eSports players agree that well-being is essential  for high performance in matches.

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