the Edge trainer
and Esports Performance

Strengthening the Core Six Visual Skills provides the athlete with the foundational visual input needed to make critical decisions and motor responses at the highest level.

vision training
for gamers

Esports is a fast-paced and visually demanding sport – whether playing in a multiplayer battle arena, real-time strategy, first-person shooter or sports game. Gamers are continually challenged with diverse gameplay, requiring the ability to track quickly-moving objects across the screen.

the core six
visual skills

Understanding an athlete’s proficiency in the six core visual skills allows players and coaches to identify and correct visual weaknesses and enhance the athlete’s performance during gameplay.

  • Target Identification
  • Positional Awareness
  • Peripheral Vision
  • Reaction Time

Convergence

Enhances target identification while locating opponents and following battle sequences in closely tracked areas.

Divergence

Improves a player’s ability to quickly locate objects in the distance and track them as they approach.

Depth

Impacts a player’s ability to judge multi-level sequences – where action is occurring both in and out of focus of the screen.

Alignment

With proper alignment, gamers are able to focus on the action – enabling increased accuracy and precision of movements.

Recognition

Allows players to recognize opponent’s strategies and patterned movements which increases positional awareness and reaction time.

Tracking

Ability to anticipate action and follow players throughout battle sequences with an ability to focus on multiple or repeated sequences.

When it comes to electronic sports (esports), vision is of the utmost importance for success, and having superior vision can quickly separate the average gamer from a professional one.

Breaking Down
The Edge Score

The Edge Score is a comprehensive score given to each athlete based on their most recent evaluation. The score takes all visual skills into account – including convergence, divergence, depth perception, alignment, recognition and tracking. Through analysis of an athlete’s Edge Score as well as their individual scores, we identify areas of weakness and develop an appropriate training program.

CONVERGENCE

Convergence is the ability to focus on objects within close proximity and judge their movement and impact. Convergence may impact a player in the following ways:

  • Locating objects
  • Judging shot distance
  • Ability to sort through rapid sequences

DIVERGENCE

Divergence is the ability to locate objects in the distance, impacting an athlete’s ability to anticipate and react. Divergence may impact a player in the following ways:

  • Enhanced positional awareness
  • Ability to see objects in the distance
  • Long-distance accuracy

DEPTH PERCEPTION

Depth perception uses both eyes to locate objects in space to judge their distance, speed, and direction. Depth perception may impact a player in the following ways:

  • Locating objects effectively
  • Ability to follow in-depth battle sequences
  • Judgement of shooting distances

ALIGNMENT

Proper alignment creates no difference between the perceived location and actual location of an object. Alignment may impact a player in the following ways:

  • Reaction time
  • Timing
  • Decisiveness in movements/decisions

RECOGNITION

Recognition is the ability to observe, process and recall a series of visual targets, and respond properly. Recognition may impact a player in the following ways:

  • Recognizing patterns of movements
  • Anticipation of movements and actions
  • Overall comprehension and reaction

TRACKING

Tracking allows you to process and follow an object while always monitoring all aspects of the game. Tracking may impact a player in the following ways:

  • Tracking opponent or teammate movements
  • Following action on screen
  • Ability to react to multiple sequences simultaneously
meet the
edge trainer

The Edge Trainer is a web-based system that allows athletes to evaluate, analyze and train their six core visual skills. Regular training with the Edge Trainer improves the speed, coordination, and efficiency of an athlete’s eye movements, equating to improved timing, reaction speed, and accuracy within gameplay.