Andorra reveals plan to become international eSports hub by teaching digital sports in schools

Andorra reveals plan to become international eSports hub by teaching digital sports in schools

Andorra reveals plan to become international eSports hub by teaching digital sports in schools

Andorra reveals plan to become international eSports hub by teaching digital sports in schools

‘Many of the young people don’t want to be doctors, lawyers or architects,’ one minister revealed. ‘They want to be in this industry’

FIFA 2022, League of Legends or Fortnite might be the stuff of many parents’ nightmares but school children in Andorra will be taught about eSports as the tiny Pyrenean state believes they can learn skills vital for the digital age.

Andorra is the first European country to promote eSports in its education system as part of a national strategy to encourage the sector and attract foreign investment, Jordi Gallardo, the economy minister, told i in an interview.

It is also hoped that digital sports as opposed to traditional games like football or basketball will help retain many pupils’ interest in school as they learn about programming, strategy and how to react to real life situations.

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