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In this photo taken on Sept. 17, 2019, Ryan Chapman and other students starting Staffordshire University’s esports degree course play “Counter-Strike” in the school’s new London digital studio. A number of U.K. and U.S. universities are launching degrees in esports, or competitive multiplayer videogaming, to capitalize on the booming industry’s growing demand for skilled professionals. (AP Photo/Kelvin Chang)

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On their first week in class, a group of students is playing a first-person shooter video game in a sleek new digital studio. It’s their introduction to the degree in esports they’ve all enrolled in.

By KELVIN CHAN, Associated Press October 1, 2019
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