npr.org: Nowadays, “college scholarships, tournament money, and high salary jobs” are available to teenagers involved in Esports.
“Today, more than 170 colleges and universities participate. And there’s money on the table — more than $16 million in college scholarships. Naturally, high schools have followed suit.”
“This year, 17 states and the District of Columbia are offering formal esports teams.”
“Kids perfect their skills alongside teammates with the help of a high school coach. They run drills, develop strategy, review game footage and compete against other teams across their state.”
“But most high schools don’t house their esports teams under athletics. In Virginia, the league is considered an academic activity.”