Is pro gaming now considered a sport? One of South Korea's top universities think so, and is now accepting gamers as student athletes

Posted by Nicholas 'MajinTenshinhan' Taylor • April 4, 2014 at 8:18 a.m. PDT

It's no secret that South Korea is a country that is very accepting of pro gaming as a true career. Titles such as Starcraft and League of Legends have flourished as a sport in the country, and they're showing no signs of lowering their production values for gaming events.


This, however, is a step even larger than what we've previously seen. Reportedly, one of South Korea's top 10 schools, Chung-Ang University, is set to start accepting competitive gamers the same way they accept traditional athletes.

Hit the jump to read more details regarding Chung-Ang University's gaming initiative.

Chung-Ang University plans to start accepting eSports applicants next year, where they will be registering at the school's Department of Sport Science, which has previously been reserved for more classical sports.

While this isn't explicitly related to fighting games, it's a very impressive step for pro gaming in general. The future for eSports might be even brighter than envisioned. Share your thoughts on the matter in the comments.

Thanks to USAtlas for sending this in.

Source: Edvantage.

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