Those pesky politicians are at it again. Politicians love to blame video games for violence in America. Presidential candidate Joe Biden was interviewed by the New York Times. As part of that interview, the former VP was asked about Silicon Valley and their expansion in power under the Obama Administration. He used that opportunity to slam the tech industry, and specifically video games.
Does the lack of a larger governing body hurt the potential growth of esports? An article by Danni Santana from Front Office Sports examines the current growth of the esports industry as well as the hurdles that could potentially stifle that growth.
The Entertainment Software Association Foundation (ESA) has announced the creation of esports scholarships. The trade organization representing United States video game publishers, announced that it is expanding its 20-year-old scholarship program to include esports competitors in college. The esports scholarship is intended to elevate the participation of women and minorities, who account for a very small percentage of recipients of the esports scholarships awarded by other organizations. Full story with Owen S. Good at Polygon.