Remember how your parents would harass you about getting ahead in life rather than sitting in front of a video game for 42 hours on end? Throw this in your mum's face: Chung-Ang University in South Korea now considers competitive gamers the same as traditional athletes. And it's a top 10 (South Korean) school.
The university will begin accepting eSports applicants starting next year, with students matriculating into the school's Department of Sport Science—previously home to the ball sports you'd generally associate with university athletes.
The move seems a little non-traditional, but let's not forget that South Korea has a robust gaming community that's a bit more mainstream than it is in the west. Live public gaming tournaments are a spectacle in South Korea, often televised with the kind of fanfare we associate with professional wrestling.
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