Studying video gaming in college will make the world a better place. Here’s how.
Koreans are top-notch gamers, and soon it will be even more difficult to beat them. Starting next year, Chung-Ang University will accept eSports applicants who will then be eligible to apply to the school’s Department of Sport Science, which is already home to non-eSports like bowling. To clarify, this isn’t game design or development. It’s going to college to play video games. The U.S. already recognizes Korean gamers as athletes when it comes to visa sponsorship, and the top gamers in Korea make millions, so it’s not a surprise for a school to offer the program. It’s good for a school trying to get an edge on anything, and it’s good for gamers, obviously.
But it’s also a great thing for a lot of other people. Here are ten reasons why:
10) KOREAN DRAMA
At some point, there will be a Korean drama about video gaming students. If it’s anything like Dream High, it’ll be awesome! And the world will be a better place.
9) HAPPIER WIVES
Gaming students will get really good with their hands, which will make them better husbands to their wives. Happy wife, happy life. Happy life, happy world!
8) CURE FOR CANCER?
Before eSports program: parents tell kids to study, but the kids secretly play video games.
Now: parents tell kids to play games, the kids secretly study…math, medicine, science…they discover the cure for cancer and the world becomes a better place.
7) BETTER FAMILIES
Chung-Ang graduates become fathers. Father plays Starcraft in the bedroom. The kids play it in the living room. Annihilating the Zerg together: that’s quality father-child bonding, more interaction than most Korean fathers have with their kids.
6) MORE RESPECT
More professional gamers will mean more Xbox penetration, which means Bill Gates might think about taking his hand out of his pocket next time he shakes K-president’s hand.
5) MORE HEROES
4) BETTER KIMCHI
It will end the kimchi crisis! (Not sure exactly how, but it will!)
3) COOLER TEACHERS
There will be teachers who actually start a class by saying, “Stay a while, and listen!”
2) IN-LAW RELATIONS
One less thing for Korean in-laws to complain about.
One day, video gaming will unite the peninsula. Just you wait and see!