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Competitive video gaming now an official high school sport

Posted: 9:43 AM, Mar 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-19 13:43:21Z

ATLANTA, Geor. — Competitive video game playing is now a varsity high school sport, at least in 8 states.

The gaming, which is also known as Esports, is no slouch either.

Two high schools in Atlanta recently competed at the city's newest esports arena, which opened in February.

The regular esports season runs until the end of April. Playoffs and finals start up in May.

Just like athletic sports, universities are now offering video game scholarships, with some players going on to professional playing careers.