Sandburg adding video gaming as intercollegiate sport

For all those parents who have told their kids to not play so many video games, you should know it now could pay for their education.

Carl Sandburg College’s Board of Trustees approved adding ESports to their roster of intercollegiate sports on Thursday, along with four talent scholarships to be offered to students.

This makes Sandburg the first Illinois Community College offer the program which might be thought of as competitive video gaming.

The college is saying that thanks to streaming services and live events, esports has skyrocketed in popularity in the last few years.

Competitors square off in games like Overwatch and League of Legends.

The search is now beginning for a coach, and once that position his hired he’ll begin filling out his roster for next year.

Esports also can be lucrative for players who turn pro, as it’s considered a multi-billion dollar and rapidly growing industry, from those who play games to those who watch more skilled players.

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