'Minecraft' in the classroom? For this US school, eSports is more than a game


For the older students, the league is an opportunity for students who might be uninterested in traditional sports to get the same team building, leadership and communication skills those programs offer. — AP

Parents, stop trying to get your kids to put down that Xbox controller. Playing video games after school could actually land them a career in computer science, broadcasting or even business.

Just ask leaders in the Central Bucks School District, which earlier this month opened registration for a new eSports league for Fortnite and Minecraft players. Superintendent Abram Lucabaugh said the new extracurricular connects to "a number of academic areas," including business education, computer science and art.

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