UIL could sanction video games as sport in Texas


AUSTIN, Texas (KTRK) — In Texas, high school football is king and the Houston area has some powerhouse programs.

But students in our area may one day get the chance to put their schools on the map using their video game skills.

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The University Interscholastic League is now looking at possibly adding eSports as a UIL sanctioned activity.

The UIL Legislative Council discussed the proposal at a meeting Tuesday in Round Rock.

A technology teacher from Galveston’s Ball High School made a presentation about eSports as a sanctioned sport.

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In April, ABC13 Sports reporter David Nuno brought you a story on “Gaming the History, Culture and Business of eSports.” This is a class on eSports offered at the University of Houston.

Some universities already have eSports teams with scholarship athletes.

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