Michio Hasai Michio Hasai is a social strategist and car guy. Find him on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Top South Korean university accepts gamers as student athletes

45 sec read

Chung-Ang University ranks among the top 10 schools in South Korea, and you know what can get you in other than good grades and connections? Being really, really good at video games. Beginning next year, professional gamers can apply for a spot at the university’s Department of Sport Science. Since that department’s also in charge of students with more traditional sports backgrounds, it’s safe to say Chung-Ang recognizes the more sedentary players as athletes, as well.

Man, remember how your folks would harass you about getting ahead in life rather than molting in front of a video game for 42 hours on end? Throw this in your mama’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 college 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 places like the U.S. Live public gaming tournaments are a spectacle in South Korea, often televised with the kind of fanfare we associate with professional wrestling.

Avatar of Michio Hasai
Michio Hasai Michio Hasai is a social strategist and car guy. Find him on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Can video games help autistic children improve their social…

It’s still hard to believe that we now live in a world where playing video games is a viable career, and where video games...
Avatar of Scarlett Madison Scarlett Madison
59 sec read

These graphs will give you an idea of how…

We all know that Pokemon Go is big, but just how big, exactly? Well it’s hard to get exact numbers without going through Nintendo,...
Avatar of Michio Hasai Michio Hasai
1 min read

Documents regarding the next PlayStation 4 have been leaked

In order to make up for how lackluster this generation of consoles has been, Microsoft and Sony are planning to release upgraded versions of...
Avatar of Louie Baur Louie Baur
59 sec read

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *