College Esports Is Growing Whether You like It or Not

Esports are a joke, playing video games is a waste of time, and these kids need to lay off the Doritos and go outside.

Archaic views like this aren’t uncommon, but they didn’t hold much weight when the student-athletes from Université Laval threw off their headsets to hug and celebrate as confetti fluttered down around them. It was a fitting moment of validation for a group of players that had put their all into becoming the best collegiate Heroes of the Storm team in the world, all while holding down jobs, earning degrees and, perhaps unknowingly, paving the way for generations of collegiate esports players to come.

20180512_Carlton-Beener_HeroesOfTheDorm_00504 Credit: Carlton Beener and Blizzard Entertainment

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