NeurOlympics is a deceptively simple test.
The 60-minute assessment guides people through four uncomplicated video games. One involves remembering disappearing icons. Another is an exercise in rapid reaction time. A person’s performance on the test is then run through an algorithm that evaluates performance in memory, speed and other characteristics.
Team Liquid, a pro esports team with headquarters in California and the Netherlands, thinks NeurOlympics results may hold the key to winning matches in League of Legends, Valorant and more than a dozen other games in the pro circuit.
The team’s managers use the results to determine whether a player is a fit for the typically five-person squads and what role he or she might fit best in. Armed with an understanding of player behavior, Team Liquid’s staff also sees NeurOlympics as a way to tailor coaching to better nurture talent and skills…
The NFL long used the Wonderlic test, a 50-question multiple choice test devised in 1934, to gauge the intelligence of prospective players, though it was retired ahead of this year’s scouting combine, which will use the computer-based Player Assessment Tests. Matt Ryan, an NFL quarterback, has used cognitive training system NeuroTracker to refine his situational awareness. –> Keep reading article over at CNET.