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Zachary Dunn

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Varsity Esports Redefines Relationship Between Athletics, Academics

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For instance, he sees the connection between pro players and college reversed from traditional sports. In esports, he says, most pro-gamers’ careers end at 27 or 28 and then they want to go back to school. The result is that the varsity esports programs could become a way to draw in those retiring esports who could play for a university team and earn a scholarship at the end of their career, rather the beginning.


Interesting idea. I'm not a big fan of the incestual relationship between #education and #athletics in America, but I like this idea. Most American college students don't know what they want to do yet and this could allow #esports players to excel at their chosen game before choosing a career. They would have time to experience the world a little as an adult before having to make a decision that could shape their future. And it would raise the average age of students, which could be an interesting shift in the cultures at most schools