CSPPA will investigate players' mental health

Counter-Strike Association of Professional Players (CSPPA) intends to study the mental problems of cybersportsmen in more detail. For this purpose, a partnership agreement has been concluded with members of Chichester and Winchester Universities (both in the UK).

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In 2020, several shooting gallery-1 players left their teams or took a long break, citing emotional burnout. These include former Vitality captain Alex "ALEX" McMikin, Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander and Andreas "Xyp9x" Heuslet from Astralis, as well as Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer Gustafsson from FaZe.

Counter-Strike, an association of professional players, was founded in 2018. It unites about one hundred esports pros, and the main purpose of its work is legal protection of players' rights and ensuring comfortable conditions for their work.