Indonesian high school puts eSports on curriculum

UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2018 05:15 PM IST
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Online gaming is usually blamed for distracting children from their schoolwork - not something you expect to see students playing in class. But this high school in Jakarta wants to change that. This high school is encouraging its students to pursue a career in competitive gaming by putting eSports on the curriculum. School officials say eSports are good for students' communication, problem solving and teamwork skills. PSKD-1 high school has set up its own eSports lab where students can learn how to play online games. They can get up to 20 hours of competitive video gaming per week with a special tutor. In the current academic year, 20 students have enrolled at the lab, making eSports the second most popular training program at the school after basketball.


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