eSports in schools

ESports (videogame playing) recognised as school sport in Australia. Let the games begin

By Ruth Jeanes, Michael Phillips and Neil Selwyn

Although many sports fans might not realise it, some of the biggest sporting events of the past five years have involved organised competitive videogame playing called ‘eSports’. The most successful eSports players and teams complete on a professional basis for massive prize money in front of arena crowds of thousands of paying spectators, bolstered by