It is music that is one of the most important branches of art that affect society and individuals psychologically and physiologically, which allows man to act from the moment he exists on earth. Music is not just an entertainment tool or leisure activity. Music that athletes listen to before, during and after exercise is a method in which athletes express their emotions, thoughts and perceptions without words. Athletes get the feelings of relaxation, motivation, arousal and maximizing their performance thanks to the positive emotion acquisition with the music tool. In the years of 1970-1980 ’, the sports and music relationship gained a different dimension with the fact that the music was included in the sports applications. The inclusion of music in sports practices in the 1970s and 1980s accelerated the relationship between sports and music. Ethiopian runner Haile Gebrselassi broke the world record in the 10,000m race in 1998 by listening to Scatman John's song ' Scatman '. Haile Gebrselassi “Music gives me a rhythm that matches my record pace.” can be shown as an example of the effect of music in sports exercises. Due to the limited number of studies on the effect of music in sports exercises and the lack of studies on music exercises in the field of e-sports, this study aims to reveal the effect of music on e-sports exercises n e-sports. The sample of the research consists of 170 students in the e-sports team of Süleyman Demirel University. The Effect of Music on Sportive Practices Scale, developed by Karayol and Turhan (2020), was used in the research. In the study, Independent Sample t-Test was used to, single-factor analysis of variance (ANOVA. Pearson correlation analysis was applied. As a result of the analyzes, it was concluded that the perceptions of the effect of music in e-sports exercises differ according to the gender variable. Female e-sports players are more affected by music before and during e-sports exercises than male e-sports players are affected by music before and during e-sports exercises. As a result of the study, it has been observed that the gender variable is a factor affecting the effect of music in e-sports exercises, while the variables of age and education field do not have any significance.
Music, music in sport, e-sport.