COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) For the next two weeks, kids will be practicing their gaming skills during the first ever Gamer Camp at Texas A&M University.
Pat Coyle, Senior Associate Athletics director with A&M Ahletics says this way they can invite all competitors to Aggieland.
"Here's the way we can reach a group of kids who may not be playing sports we can still bring them into the aggie environment," said Coyle.
During the gaming sessions, the kids will participate in different activities, and get to learn the ins and outs of the 12th Man Productions.
"These kids are learning strategy they're learning teamwork, they're multitasking and taking in a lot of things all at once,” said Coyle “They're also learning about television production, they're also learning about the importance of physical movement and diet and exercise.”
The camp is teamed up with the University’s E-Sports Club, a group that games competitively or just for fun. Something Brooke Dividson, president of the club says can make you money.
“Nationally and collegiately there are tournaments where you can earn up to $1,000,” said Dividson.
She says nowadays, a kids hobby could get them into college.
“Scholarships is now a huge thing because a lot of collegiate tournaments have popped up lie the TESPA tournaments, they do offer scholarship money for any University you’re going to,” said Dividson.