In South Korea, Gamers Are Considered Student Athletes


Chung-Ang University in South Korea is now treating competitive gamers as student athletes. Starting next spring, the school will be accepting eSports applicants for students applying to the school’s Department of Sport Science. This had previously been reserved only for traditional athletes.

Don’t think this is some small-time school either—it’s actually a top 10 school in South Korea. Considering how big gaming is over there, it’s not much of a surprise. Maybe someday schools in the US will consider doing the same so you can tell your parents that gaming all day is crucial to your education.

(UberGizmo via Gizmodo / Image via: Dikiiy /


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