DM Alumnus interviewed on Atlanta Tech Edge about e-sports

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Digital Media alumnus and Dragon Army studio head Will Hankinson was featured on 11Alive’s Atlanta Tech Edge discussing e-sport gaming and whether it could be considered a sport as we traditionally understand sporting. He was joined in discussion by Tyrone Poole and anchor Cara Kneer.

He points out similarities between gaming and traditional athletics like training and practice and that in both gaming and athletics players have to work to maintain skill at a high level.

“eSports is extremely competitive and requires quick reflexes, strategy and coordination. But are these gamers athletes? Will we see eSports in the Olympics in the near future?”

Watch the video here.