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Statespace, the Expa-backed training platform for gamers, launches out of stealth

Statespace, the Expa-backed training platform for gamers, launches out of stealth
From TechCrunch - September 13, 2017

Nobody likes to lose. Especially gamers. But unlike other sports or activities, video games arent conducive to practice.

Sure, you could play Destiny 2 until your thumbs bleed. But when it comes to fine tuningmaybe youre slow to react to enemies on the top left side of the map, for examplevideo games dont offer the environment to practice, practice, practice!

Thats where Statespace, a new Expa-backed startup launching out of stealth, comes into play.

Today, Statespace is launching a private beta of its first product Aim Lab, a new tool that will let users practice their skills in FPS games.

While statistics like a Kill/Death ratio and points-per-minute are useful in measuring a players overall effectiveness at a certain game, it doesnt help identify the finer skills that that player needs to focus in on and improve. And the games themselves dont provide the right environment to focus in on a single skill.

Statespace, created by neuroscientists from New York University, lets users play a game within a dulled-down FPS map environment and get measurements on things like accuracy, reaction time, and perception.

Anyone who watches eSports knows that the difference between winning and losing comes down to a one or two percent difference in skill level, as well as strategic experience and execution.

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