eSports is defined as competitive VIDEO GAME tournaments, especially among professional gamers.
Discuss the following questions:
Why do parents think that video games are bad? Are some of these concerns valid?
Why do kids like to play video games?
What positive skills can be learned from from playing multi-player video games and video games in general?
Watch the following video to learn about the rapid growth in eSports.
How appropriate was the name calling by both Kimmel and Cowherd?
HOW APPROPRIATE WAS THE TROLLING KIMMEL RECEIVED?
Do you consider eSports players real athletes?
- eSports athletes achieve up to 400 movements on the keyboard and the mouse per minute, four times as much as the average person. The movements are asymmetrical, because both hands are being moved at the same time and various parts of the brain are also being used at the same time.
- The games require a high degree of tactical understanding and communication with teammates for an athlete to defeat his opponent.
- The average score on the Wonderlic test, a test that measures IQ and problem solving, is a 20 out of 50. The average chemist earns a 31, and an average engineer earns a 29. Professional League of Legends player Eugene "Pobelter" Park earned a 41!
Many colleges offer esports scholarships
Colleges and universities have noticed the growth in eSports and have begun to create varsity eSports teams supported with eSports Scholarships. Local schools such as Trine ($2000) and Indiana Tech ($5000 or $2500) offer scholarships for team members. Robert Morris University in Chicago offers a 50% scholarship worth $19,000 to members of its teams! The list of schools with teams and scholarships grows each year.