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  • Writer's pictureAshizia Dean

Students playing eSports has its benefits, here's why

Students from all walks of life are drawn to eSports for plenty of reasons. These may be to socialize or simply for recreation. As eSports games are becoming more huge and accepted, they have also become extracurricular activities in the academe.

Yet, there are still those who are bridled at the thought of a virtual activity as a sport; baffled as to how this recreation can ameliorate students' performance either at school or in society. Several documentations have actually proven that eSports has several benefits when it comes to the competitive and social aspects of a student. Here are some following benefits: 1. eSports offers success to students

By offering eSports as an extracurricular activity, schools reach students who often are otherwise disengaged from the school community. 2. Students' involvement in community and school

Students can join a school eSports team which let them gain social experience. The feelings of acceptance gained through joining school activities like Ssports safeguard students’ physical as well as mental health. 3. Acquisition of valuable skills in playing eSports

It’s intuitive: team sports teach valuable skills. Many parents encourage their children to participate in a team sport for just this reason. Team sports provide an arena for teaching important lessons and life skills beyond the classroom. 4. eSports in school fosters STEM learning

Offering eSports as an extracurricular activity is a great way for high schools to encourage students to pursue careers in lucrative STEM-related fields. 5. Expands college and career opportunities

Academic eSports even opens up college pathways for many students, with tournaments rewarding significant scholarships and universities recruiting students to participate on their eSports teams. With eSports as part of the school's extracurricular activity, the educational structure will assist in developing habits, skills, views, mindset that will aid students’ social, physical, mental, and academic abilities. The gaming industry is growing. Competitive gaming has become a billion-dollar business and is projected to grow exponentially. So, yes! eSports is here to stay.

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