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While in Mexico video games are viewed with suspicion by the authorities and other sectors of society, there are countries that accept them and even invest resources to promote a healthy and prosperous competitive ecosystem. That is precisely the case in Japan, where soon a school specialized in electronic sports will open its doors to the delight of young people.

As collected by the portal Kotaku, the Esports Koutou Gakuin institute, known in English as Esport High School, will begin its classes in April of next year, just when the rest of the secondary schools open their doors to all the students of the nation.

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This academic institution, which is located in the Shibuya district of Tokyo, is supported by the telecommunications company NTT and the esports team owned by Tokyo Verdy. Similarly, it has the backing of the country’s professional soccer team.

The website of Esport High School allows us to see its facilities, curriculum and didactic equipment that will allow students to learn about multiple topics related to the gaming industry and, of course, practice their skills in competitive titles. While there is no information about the games to be played, these belong to genres like first-person shooters, MOBAs, fighting, and so on.

The school is equipped with an enviable number of 40 gaming computers using Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 graphics cards. Likewise, the desks are fully customizable. Moreover, the teachers will be professional players and people with experience in the industry.

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Of course, young people will not only study topics related to video games. As you might expect, they will also have to tackle the standard Japanese high school curriculum. Finally, there will also be classes on the psychological and physical care necessary to be part of the world of electronic sports.

But tell us, what do you think of this initiative? Would you like a similar school to exist in your country? Let us read you in the comments.

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