Pro gamers doing it for the kids
Robert ‘PandaTank’ Botha and Silvui ‘NightEnD’ Lazar, the StarCraft 2 celebrities facing off at the StarCraft Invitational will be at a meet and greet this Friday, giving an all girls school a glimpse of what it’s like to be a pro gamer.
The St John’s Mind Sports Club and the all girls school Roedean, in association with Mind Sports South Africa will be hosting the event where learners will be able to meet the two pros. Roedean is currently the only all girls school in the country with an official eSports club. The event takes place on 15 March with no entry fee; all learners are welcome to attend the event.
Seeing pro gamers become public personalities in South Africa and get that celebrity status is really important for eSports. It means we get status, value and people want to invest in us, just like they want to invest in famous athletes.
Taking pro gaming to schools means kids are able to see just how awesome it can be and that making a living out of gaming is a viable career choice.