To the casual observer, we see someone enjoying their time playing a video game. The reality is, esports professionals are putting a strain on the central nervous system that rivals the worlds top table-tennis players. The esports athlete will achieve up to 400 movements on the keyboard and mouse per minute! The whole thing is asymmetrical as both hands are being moved at the same time and various parts of the brain are also being used at the same time.
Most look at esports as a “dead end” both time and career wise. That may very well be one of the biggest mistakes someone can make when stereotyping the esport athlete. The reality is that esports actually provide an incredibly broad spectrum of opportunities in college and in the workplace.
In 2016 the National Association of Collegiate esports had six members and now has over 150 including schools like the University of Oklahoma and the University of Missouri.
There are many colleges and universities that offer scholarships for the esports athlete.
Check out our latest list of colleges with esports and related resources - including those colleges that SPIN has interviewed or reviewed their program.
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Local communities nationwide, and globally, have regular esports events for both youth and adult friendly competition, as well as STEM building events.
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