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COLLEGES RECRUIT A NEW KIND OF ATHLETE: VIDEO GAMERS

Universities are increasingly adding e-sports programs alongside football and basketball.
The 2017 League of Legends College Championship in Los Angeles.

THEY’RE THE BEST of the best in college sport. They’re intensely recruited out of high school, they’re cheered by fans for their amazing skills, and, if they win, their universities bask in the glory. But they’re not football or basketball stars. They’re video game players, many of whom go by quirky screen names like Cackgod,

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