How many “schools for gamers” are there?

Over at the “Best Colleges Online” web site, they have created a listing (with links to more information) of the “Ten Best Schools for Serious Gamers.” We’ll be talking directly to the Quest to Learn folks later this semester, and I’ll be visiting with some of the USC gaming folks in February (I promise a field trip report when I get home).

Do any of you know of some school or program that should be included in this list? When will the Maize and Blue make it?


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ahwleung
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 16:58:54

    As a person in very in tune with the professional gaming scene, I could make a very long and detailed blog post (and I may later on) comparing and contrasting the differences between professional gamers and professional athletes, but I’ll keep this comment brief:

    One of the most interesting things about the professional gaming scene is the accessibility of progamers to their viewers. Famous E-Athletes regularly stream their gameplay to thousands of viewers, and if you are so inclined as to want to improve your gameplay, you can actually buy lessons from many of them.

    It is the equivalent to paying a star basketball player for an hour or so of his time to help you improve your shot. As you can imagine, this is not cheap; pro-gamers have been known to charge as much as $500 an hour for their time

    Some examples:


  2. barryfishman
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 17:36:31

    Good point, Alex, and I look forward to that longer post!

    One thing to keep in mind – I don’t think all of the schools listed in the post are about training people to be gamers. Most of them are places where people study gaming, or where gaming is used as a design inspiration for the school (like it is in EDUC 222).

    -Barry Fishman


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