Vocational colleges get new major: e-sports
In good news for China’s video game addicts and aficionados, hours spent playing video games could pay off after all.
A new major is listed among 13 new ones at vocational schools in China: electronic competitive sports and management. It falls under the discipline of sports and education.
The e-sports major will be launched in vocational colleges nationwide starting in 2017. Other new majors include early childhood development and health care, public welfare, charity management and music communication.
In 2003, e-sports was officially recognized by China’s General Administration of Sport as a legitimate event.