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Schools get e-sports as an elective: - I use the mental training in everyday life

- We learn a great deal about cooperation, conflict resolution, work under pressure and communication.

Closely surrounded by langborde with computer monitors, keyboards, computer mice and luminous stationary machines got an Extra Magazine for a chat with the budding e-sportverdens young shoots.

Lea Hessellund Lau is 17 years old and study at HHX. In her training she is one of them, who have chosen to add e-sports as an elective.

- I use it in everyday life. We have very much mental training, as our teacher Sandra is. We learn to talk with each other,' says 17-year-old Lea at the Copenhagen Games, which took place in the locomotive workshop, close to Fisketorvet.

She should even play at one of the tournaments to the event.

Lea Hessellund Lau plays among other things, League of Legends and would like to become a professional eSports player. Photo: Linda Johansen

leah's teacher, Sandra Madsen, is also present. She is employed at Grenaa Gymnasium and HF and teach HHX in e-sports, where Lea is one of her students. She believes there is some way to go before e-sport is completely customized education.

- It is forward, the development of e-sports, but for it to continue, it requires to be still, that there is someone who sits down and says, it is here, they need to be taught. As well as in the sport then there is also a theoretical level, they have to follow, and it is not very many, who do, says Sandra Madsen at 22 years old.

Sandra Madsen is 22 years old, and can see a future in eSporten, if there is a focus on the development of training around the country. Photo: Linda Johansen

It is not only on the schools that you encounter on e-sport in education. That is due to the more recent figures from the Efterskoleforeningen has been an increase in the number of secondary schools with e-sports as main subjects or electives. Every fourth Danish school in the school year 2018-19 offers the pupils to have e-sports in the school curriculum.

Sandra Madsen is advocating that one not only uses eSporten, as something you sit and play, but that one takes the training further than that.

- On the but steadily they sit down and play, and then there might be something holdsnak, and not so much theoretical. While at HHX there is the equivalent to an a-fag. The students have many hours, and there is also a need for some theory and practical.

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'It only gets bigger from here'

Nicklas Honoré Sørensen is 19 years old, but are already taking around the world to run e-sports tournaments.

Nicklas' task, among other things, to stand behind the players on stage while the tournament progresses, and keep an eye on, to not be in the table or being shown other incorrect behavior during the fighting.

He's also excited about that e-sport is allowed to come out to more and more people, and now also a possible training.

- To get e-sport at schools provides a form of professionalism. That one shows the children, well it may well be you can like to play, but you also need to have an education.

- the Stereotype is, after all, this here bumsebefængte boy who sits at home and plays. But it makes a difference when you come out on schools and continuation and sportslinjer, when they involve sports and diet along with eSport and at the same time also with homework and schoolwork. So it is not only boys, but also, in fact, many girls who are interested in e-sports, says Nicklas, who even began to play, before he became interested in the stand behind the stage.

the Future is bright, if you ask him.

- E-the sport will only grow larger from here, I can't really see any end to it right now, says he's happy.

As turneringsdommer get Nicklas Honoré Sørensen allowed to stand quite close to the best eSports players. Photo: Linda Johansen

At the event have a different e-sports personality Michael Rüsz followed Extra Blade around to the various interesting e-sports people. He works as a sales manager, and at the same time, he teaches at various secondary schools in e-sports. He is a part of e-sports services, discover talents and runs the tournaments. He has been a part of the eSports world since before 2004, which was also seen differently on the e-sport.

- For a job interview I was looking for, that it simply was scrapped, when told that one's hobby was computer games and gaming, says 38-year-old Michael Rüsz. But he also sees that the people of today look different on the e-sport, and that the training is a success.

the locomotive workshop in Copenhagen laid the location for around 10,000 visitors guests over easter, including a lot of young people who came to play at the tournaments. Photo: Linda Johansen

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