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Have any of your pupils expressed an interest in a career in esports? And, if so, do you know how to advise them on how to pursue their dream of professional videogaming?

Perhaps the easiest definition of esports is competitive video gaming at a professional level. Any game with a winner and a loser can be played as an esport, although (like in most sports) the bigger the player base and the more support the competition has, the greater the potential opportunities.

The esports industry is predicted to be worth almost $1.5 billion by 2020, with some players competing for prize pools of up to $24 million. Many tournaments of which are taking place on hugely popular games such as Fortnite, Overwatch and FIFA 18.

A 13-year-old boy from Kent recently became one of the world's youngest professional players and so, in our usual fashion, we've put together a one-page guide for you give to parents to help them learn about the increasingly popular sport, answering some common questions they may have. Download the ParentZone Guide to Esports here.

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