Since the global lockdown last March 2020, people worldwide have found themselves with the (seemingly impossible) problem of how to entertain themselves and pass by time. Some found themselves making Dalgona coffee, some found laughter in Tiktok, others started binge-watching their childhood favorites on Netflix, and others found refuge in mobile gaming.
In 2020 alone, over $77 billion of revenue from mobile and video games and is projected to rise even more this year. There is no doubt that the pandemic contributed to this growth. People were kind of slow to adjust to the lockdown, thinking that it would not last for a long time only to find themselves pros in the mobile game they downloaded solely to pass by time.
Many YouTube gamers are making money playing their favorite lockdown games and even participating in world championships. In the e-sports world, they are professional athletes. How awesome is that?
With the new Covid-19 variants causing more spikes, it is better to stay at home while waiting for your vaccination or your accurate Covid test results and continue the quests on your mobile games. If you haven’t tried finding a mobile game you are good at, it is not yet too late to learn a sport. Here are some great things you can experience once you start playing.
A breath of fresh air and an escape
If you have allowed 2020 to pass without trying out mobile video games, then it has been a long time since you have had an outlet. See, working from home is not easy as many make it seem. Humans are naturally social creatures, and being isolated at home can be hard for some.
Before you think that mobile gaming is for younger people, at least give it a chance. If you were to try Clash of Clans, you would find a breath of fresh air in fortifying your city and preparing to attack or be attacked. Your mind would automatically be taken away from the things that stress you out, providing you distraction and later on an escape to dwell at after your long workday.
Improve your hand-eye coordination
Aren’t you tired of staring at your monitor and your typing keys? Are these the only thing you have been using your hands lately? If so, playing mobile games can help improve your hand-eye coordination, reflexes, motor skills, and muscle memory.
Especially for those playing first-person shooting games such as PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty Mobile, your fingers will get an extreme workout along with your strategic mechanical movement to avoid bullets and get more kills.
Quality time with your pals
Playing with your friends is probably the best thing about mobile games and even video games. These multiplayer games are better when you are with your friends with who you can communicate. It makes the game easier and more fun. It helps with the object and gameplay if you are surrounded by players you know personally than strangers who can be toxic players.
If you haven’t had the time to go out with your friends because of the situation, you do not have to feel bad anymore. You can start inviting them to play with you or join them on their mobile games.
Chance to be competitive again
Lastly, what is the point of playing if you will not be playing to win? See, many mobile e-sports games have tournaments and championships of their own, and many pro-players are participating for the pool of prizes. Well, that is the gold at the end of the rainbow. Let us focus on casually playing and winning first.
If you feel sluggish and down because of work or even studies, whip out your smartphone, and start practicing your gameplay. Keep in mind that winning produces happy hormones, and it feels great! It also boosts your confidence and morale, so even if you have had a bad day with your manager, winning in a ranked Call of Duty match will make it up for it.
Playing mobile games is not limited to younger kids to enjoy, working people use a form of competitive entertainment too. If you haven’t tried any game yet, you still have the chance to find a game that suits your personality the best. What are you waiting for? Visit your application store and start having fun!