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High school esports is growing—and it’s changing who can be an athlete (Daily Dot)

But these growing opportunities aren't always accessible.

Before Claire LaBeaux became the chief advancement officer of the Network of Academic and Scholastic Esports Federations (NASEF) … working to increase esports opportunities in schools, she didn’t understand why her kids loved video games. … A 2020 study by the University of California, Irvine’s Connected Learning Lab found that other parents had similar initial responses to video games as LaBeaux. Partnering with NASEF, the Connected Learning Lab asked parents of students involved with NASEF, which connects high schoolers with esports tournaments and career opportunities, about concerns about their children’s video gaming behaviors.

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