Vo­ca­tional col­leges get new ma­jor: e-sports

China Daily (USA) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

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.

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