Esports Opportunities Can Enrich Students’ Social Wellbeing

How often did your parents tell you, "You're never going to make money playing video games," or "You know, video games aren't healthy for you?" From Gen Xers to the Gen Z generation and everyone in between, many of us have heard these axioms more than a few times when we were growing up. But parents worldwide may have failed to see the forest for the trees on this one.

Today, we live in a society where both those tenants could not be further from the truth. Some professional gamers are reported to make as much as $50,000 an hour and garner sponsorships from global brands.

And esports experiences have also evolved to become a proven way for players to make personal connections, build relationships, and further interpersonal skills — all important components of social health and wellbeing.

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