I read another in-flight magazine on my way to Chicago, en route to Denver, which had an article about Cyberathlete Professional League and competitor Fatal1ty.  Within the piece, he talks about the relationship between playing sport and playing computer games. I quote:

'It's all hand/eye coordination from sports...but it's also about geometry and mathematics. In a game, I'm looking at my opponent's position and where I have to shoot a raget and have them meet at the same time. When I golf, I visualize the shot.'