Esports are usually either associated with the professional gaming field or leisure activities. It has become an exponentially growing phenomenon among the youth across the globe, with the industry worth more than a billion dollars. With this general trend, institutions are looking into its potential advantages in the field of education.
Some colleges in the US have started to offer scholarships tailored towards competitive student players. This is a similar setup with varsity teams such as basketball and soccer. Esports avoid some of the problems encountered in physical sports. It is accessible to students from a wider range of physical capabilities. Fewer resources are needed, such as venues and logistical needs. The risks of physical injury are significantly lower in comparison to physical sports.
However, its links to a more effective learning culture have surfaced in recent studies. With everyone leaning on online classes recently, esports can develop some of the competencies required.
Inclusion and Student Participation
Esports is starting to break the boundaries of athletic culture. Anyone is allowed to play regardless of physical limitations, gender, and even race. Everyone is on the same playing field, with only gaming skills put to the test. It encourages more students to engage in school-regulated gaming spaces, knowing that their skills are seen and taken seriously. Esports is an optimal activity for remote learning, which does not call for physical meetings.
Enhanced Brain Function
With regular practice, esports can help enhance both short and long-term memory. A study by the University of California discovered that games