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Esports boom reaching high schools amid scholarship growth

November 6, 2019

Competitive video gaming is considered a sport in eight states, not including Virginia’s new league. Not only does esports give students previously unengaged by extracurricular programs a new opportunity to connect, it helps feed a career pipeline.

Gaming is now considered a real career path since professional players can make hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. Playing video games can also lead to STEM careers where players develop their own games.

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