Lanxiang Technical School is a school in China that now has an Esports program. The program started with 50 students. The students train in popular games like League of Legends, Overwatch and, PUBG. With the Esports industry growing Lanxiang Technical School plans on training the future Esports champions.
The gaming industry is still growing. An estimate of 260 million people play video games worldwide. It is estimated that the Esports economy will grow to $905 millions in the next year according to Newzoo. The school doesn’t just focusing in gaming skills but also other aspects of the industry like coaching, managing, casters and many others.
The course lasts 3 years in which the first year compromises of gaming and theory. After that they are separated into groups so that they can focus on whatever aspect of the gaming industry that they want.
Tuition costs 13,000 YUAN a year which is roughly about $2,000 which is a reasonable amount for tuition in China.
Many more schools are announcing that they will begin adding Esports related programs to their courses in the next year. Esports already has a spot in the 2022 Asian Games and it is being pushed for it to be recognized in the Olympics. Everything is pointing to a major growth for the gaming industry.