Duh. We already knew that! But thanks to SCIENCE we finally have some street cred to our intellect. According to a new study, they used League of Legends (LoL) and Defense of the Ancients 2 (DotA 2) as measures comparable to IQ!
Professor Alex Wade, from the University of York said;
"Games such as League of Legends and DOTA 2 are complex, socially-interactive and intellectually demanding. Our research would suggest that your performance in these games can be a measure of intelligence. Research in the past has pointed to the fact that people who are good at strategy games such as chess tend to score highly at IQ tests. Our research has extended this to games that millions of people across the planet play every day."
The study appears in the journal of Public Library of Science ONE.
"Unlike First Person Shooter (FPS) games where speed and target accuracy are a priority, Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas rely more on memory and the ability to make strategic decisions taking into account multiple factors."