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Tad Jacks’ Wednesday Thoughts

eSports

I generally do not comment on trends I see in this space, but I am compelled to this week.  Over the winter, I began to read more about eSports, a form of competition and entertainment for many.  Parents and teachers have bemoaned how much time students spend on video games.   I am concerned about the amount of time our students spend on video games. I understand the attraction, even though it is not how I like to spend my time.   I read a paper from www.emerald insight.com titled “What is eSports and why do people watch it?” This article cites studies going back 15 years.  eSports (electronic sports) is defined as a “form of sports where the primary aspects of the sport are facilitated by electronic systems; the input of players and teams as well as the output of the e Sports system are mediated by human-computer interfaces”.  The article states “In more practical terms, eSports refer to competitive video gaming (broadcasted on the internet).  For those of you who are concerned about your child’s time on video games, I think this article could be very helpful.  If you dig deeper, you will also learn that on college campuses there are teams that compete against other colleges and universities, just like the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Championships that just ended.  Like many things, the proper balance is needed between time online and time doing other activities.

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