Back in the day, playing video games was seen as nothing more than a distraction from your studies or whatever and no real way to spend your time if you wanted to make something of your life.
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Not so anymore though and apparently they’re so big that high schools over in America are now making them a varsity sport. Schools in Alabama will be the first to encourage this after the idea was sanctioned by the National Federation of State High Schools, which is responsible for writing and regulating the rules of most high school sports. Many more are expected to follow.
Students will face off in games like Rocket League and League of Legends but perhaps crucially won’t be able to play games like Fortnite or Call Of Duty because I guess the schools don’t want to encourage people to shoot them up as they already see enough of that crap in that country. This could affect the kids’ prospects in the future though as it seems those are the most popular kinda games – something to think about eh?
This whole encouraging gaming thing might sound pretty stupid to you, but when you think about it then it really is the next logical step. Gamers are making millions of pounds in some instances for streaming themselves playing games or winning eSports competitions, and stadiums are being built specifically to house these competitions. Analysts have even predicted that it’s only a matter of time before gamers earn more than professional athletes for their endeavours.
Ditch the books and the pads and start concentrating on your video games basically if you want to have a bright future for you and your family. Some universities are already offering scholarships for your talents. Nicely.