Letter: Encouraging eSport

As part of the Youth, Sports and Gender (YSG) committee in the KwaDukuza Municipality (KDM) a reminder to those who love video games that you are now regarded as an athlete.

eSport is a form of competition that involves video games.

Getting local youth involved would require sponsorship from companies like PlayStation (through Ster–Kinekor), Xbox (through Microsoft) and even local businesses with the help of local IT companies in hosting competitions.

FIFA video game fans in KDM would love a Kaiser Chiefs 4–1 Manchester United result!

This healthy pastime is a deterrent to the teens and 20-somethings especially who take to cheap drugs, smoking and alcohol which destroys brain cells, happiness and judgement.

Gaming is great for hand eye co-ordination, spatial awareness, brain elasticity and promoting complex neural connections which may prevent memory loss and Alzheimers.

The knock-on effects are youth obliterating the digital divide and going on to become the Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Shuttleworths and Elon Musks of the world taking up computer programming, software engineering or making the next big AAA video game title.



The North Coast Courier

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