With state associations in New York and New Jersey planning to add e-sports to their varsity line up, a local website Lohud.com, consulted a neuropsychology specialist so that she could share the warning symptoms of possible video game addictions. One such sign is spending 4-6 hours after school in gaming. This is a bad signal for our younger generation. It may encourage varsity coaches to have players volunteering to spend 4-6 hours per day at their sports. It would also encourage parents to dump their children in such competitions with all the ever growing pile of scholarship money of stake?
Truly, the e-sport has emerged well with younger generation and the varsity e-sport is rising to the mainstream as well. At least seven state high school associations are offering e-sports at a varsity level and many more are being added. Even states without official varsity e-sports organize state tournaments for which prize money include scholarship money to the 115 Colleges, offering scholarship to games and fielding e-sports teams also. Consequently e-sports horizon is getting bigger and bigger day by day. High school e-sport was the subject of a session at SXSW.
“A recent episode of “The Simpsons” showed Bart Simpson playing for an e-sports title. This can become a reality soon as heavy price money and official titles will make it a viable career option for the next generation.” – says divaker bhalla from shadowarena.com