College eSports – A Parent’s Perspective

“It’s a Thing Now.”  If I had a nickel for every time I’ve said those words in the last few months, I’d have a big stack of nickels. It would not, however, be a big enough stack to equal the scholarship my son is receiving to play video games in college. My son will be entering the University of Missouri for the Fall 2019 semester as a member of their inaugural esports program. He will be playing on their Overwatch team. Over the past year, I have evolved from telling him to spend less time playing games to realizing he’s [...]