“Sports” look a little different these days.
When I was a kid, when it came to sports, you really only had two choices. If you were athletic, you would play them. If you weren’t, you had to be the “manager”. Which is a fancy term for waterboy / grunt. It was every uncool part of the participation. I might have been the manager of my 8th grade basketball team, but I think I only really liked the McDonald’s stops.
Of course, for the less athletic, there has always been the world of video games. Not to say that sports people didn’t play video games, but gamepads and a TV screen were a much more level playing field for everyone involved. Fast forward to today, and there are plenty of opportunities to excel, if not make money, playing video games.
Husson joins the competitive video game world, or Esports.
At this point, Esports is a multi-billion dollar industry. The competition in the games is fierce and Husson is ready to join us. Many colleges and universities in the United States and Canada have esports teams. Hussons will be led by Esports professor Joel Madru and will face other teams from all over, according to Fox ABC Bangor.
They will have two junior inter-university teams and two inter-university teams. Over time, just like in traditional sports, players can move on to the next league. They also hope to attract more female players, as there is no shortage of female players in the real world. And also just like sports teams, there will be trials. Not everyone will make the cut.
Dude, times are changing …
I’m still sitting here trying to figure this out. When I was little, it was every kid’s fantasy to play video games for a living. You have to understand, this is the college game today, the professional game tomorrow. Whether it’s a famous YouTuber, or a competitive circuit, people make a living … playing video games.
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