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However surprising it may sound, the cross section between economic growth for our state and personal growth for our children lies in video games.
In fact, this “Talk Business” op-ed co-written by Americans for Prosperity’s Jackson Acuff will have you questioning why e-sports has ever been viewed as a time suck with limited redeemable qualities.
The article points out that “players not only grow in self-confidence as they improve a skill, but they also learn to work well in a diverse team environment.”
Additionally, for students uninterested in traditional sports, e-sports also come with the opportunity for education scholarships. Colleges offered $16 million worth of these scholarships before the pandemic.
Moreover, the rise of e-sports among students and adults alike offers unique economic opportunities for states like Arkansas.
“Imagine the impact a large sellout tournament would have on Little Rock or Fayetteville — not only for the event organizers, but for restaurants, hotels, and other businesses that would be involved in myriad ways,” the op-ed explains.
To learn more about the growth of e-sports and the positive impacts it offers to our children and our communities, read the full article here.
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