Back in the day, if a student wanted to play a PC game while they were in high school, they either had to sneak it in a lab that no one was in or just didn’t go to school that day.
Yes, those were the days. But now those days are changing.
Garnes Vidaregaande Skule in Norway is now providing students with an eSports course as part of the cirrculum. Yes, you read that right, an eSports course. The class is an elective much like shop class and music, but it involves playing video games.
The school even released a teaser for the new class that you can watch below.
With the increase in popularity, it doesn’t surprise me that more and more places are jumping on the eSports bandwagon. From ESPN launching an eSports section on their website to TBS bringing a weekly eSports show to national television, it’s really incredible to see how much it’s grown.
Oh, and by the way, Campus Sports is going to be upping our coverage of eSports in the very near future. So, keep an eye out for that!
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