Scholarships present a possible gateway to legitimacy for eSports in India

By Anand Krishnaswamy

While eSports has been growing at a staggering rate, the acceptance of it from parents is still an issue faced by many young and aspiring gamers. The reasons for this are many – the most common is the fact that all gaming-related activities are traditionally looked down upon and considered to be either children’s pastime or the hobbies of a lazy man.

The increase in prize money in recent years has surely changed opinions, but as far as gaming is considered in India, I feel the situation is still the same as 10 years ago. The common opinion is that playing video games negatively impacts academic performance and hence hurts the prospects of children who indulge in the activity.

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