ATG Quirkies: If You Get a Scholarship in Video Gaming Do You Relax By Reading Books?

Talk about you well rounded athletic programs!

Inside Higher Ed reports that “what was perhaps a wild pipe dream decades ago, merely a Dorito-fueled teenage daydream, has come true: colleges are paying students scholarships to play video games.

But hold your gasps of indignation. The concept of collegiate esports has blossomed and become much more organized in recent years… The system works like this: colleges form teams that train and compete with other institutions in some of the nation’s most popular strategy and battle video games. Those players often maintain stringent practice schedules that occupy a massive chunk of time, not unlike a typical athlete’s regimen…”

Having trouble wrapping your head around the concept? Well, click on the post and get the full story.

(Thanks to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies)

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