Is This Getting Out Of Control? UB Is Calling Them Athletes?
I'm baffled and personally, I think this is a load of crap.
I mean to each is own, but this is getting out of hand?
You see it on ESPN--that doesn't mean it's an actual SPORT.
eSPORTS is the latest rage at college. I'ts a video game club and they play video games against other teams at different schools.
Now for the debate: They keep calling them athletes.
YOU ARE NOT CONSIDERED AN ATHLETE IF YOU PLAY VIDEO GAMES.
I played basketball at Lasertron once--am I an athlete all of the sudden?
We firmly believe that eSports is an athletic offering, and I hold my eSports students to the same standard that the varsity hockey players and the varsity soccer players are held to," says Robert Snow, head coach of eSports at SUNY Canton according to WGRZ.
I'm a big advocate of going after what you love--after all UB offers cyber security and game design and this club is a big hobby of theirs.
But, that doesn't mean you're an athlete.