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Two Chinese men use game tournament company to secure entry into prestigious colleges

by on July 1, 2013
 
Game tournament company helps Chinese men gain entry to Harvard and Pennsylvania.

Game tournament company helps Chinese men gain entry to Harvard and Pennsylvania.

Today, our friends at Kotaku have brought an interesting story to our attention. Despite that many parents believe video games are a horrible hobby to have, two Chinese men have successfully used a gaming tournament company to secure entry into two rather prestigious colleges.

These two men, named Lou and Xu, created a company called GGS Tournaments while they were both still in high school. This company, which is a platform for online gaming tournaments, has now successfully helped the two gain admission into the University of Pennsylvania, and even Harvard.

The two first saw their opportunity to organize gaming tournaments while they were in the 10th grade. Realizing this, they took action, creating a club, utilizing their school’s computer room as the base of their operations. The club was an astounding success, as during the first meeting, over 40 people showed up, more than double the room’s capacity of 20.

Will games have less of a stigma amongst parents now that two youths have successfully utilized a gaming company to gain entry in two of the most prestigious colleges around? Or will people state that the two gained entry despite the company?

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