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March 20, 2014

South Korean university to accept eSport applicants

Now here’s something you don’t see quite often. According to PGR21 Chung-Ang University, one of South Korea’s high-raking schools, will be opening its doors for eSport gamers who wish to be part of their institution as an athlete. Yes, as an Athlete.

Aspiring applicants can take the CAU’s entrance exam starting next year which, surprisingly, does not have a minimum passing grade! However, the candidate’s gaming prowess and academic background will be taken into account in order for them to be admitted into the school.

Once everything is ironed out, the “student” will join other athletes under the school’s Sports and Science department which consists of other pupils who excel in traditional sports (team or individual) like Basketball and Bowling.

We’re glad to see how eSports have evolved in such a way that people are slowly recognizing it as a legit sport and not just a distraction. CAU’s decision to integrate it into their system will certainly open a lot of doors, and possibly influence other colleges and universities to follow suit. Way to go Chung-Ang University!

{Source [Korean], Via}

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6 Responses to “South Korean university to accept eSport applicants”

  1. Freeje says:

    Wow, they must be raking in the moolah!

  2. barayan says:

    Koko wa kankoku? Datte inu no aji ga surunda mon. hahahahaha

  3. Hen-Sheen says:

    Training for World Cyber Games? PC gaming for the Filipino’s! Learn how to built your own PC from custom parts (not a convertible). Atari 2600? Nowadays, console gaming is a big mystery here in the Philippines….. Going back to Playstation 2 and find myself a 32 inch TV with Component input to play games on a DVD disk!

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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