No matter what we do, we can’t stop the clock from running on us–unless you’re Dio Brando, or use Overdrive in a BlazBlue match, but that’s beside the point. Aging affects all of us, and sadly, it has a detrimental effect on certain motor skills, particularly reflex, which is key in fighting games when facing mix-up attacks.
Game Informer delved deeper into the issue, taking a wide approach at how gaming affects the esports industry players at large. The author points out the gravity of this when highlighting notables from the fighting game community. Vazquez talked to Darryl “Snake Eyez” Lewis, Bruce “Gamerbee” Hsiang, Alex Valle, David “Ultradavid” Graham and more. They point out how committing between community organization and training competitively can get in the way, and that the difference from regular sports is that gaming is tied to commercial products and patches. Ultimately, older fighting game players benefit from more experience and a better ability to read the opponent.
Source: Game Informer