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Manhattan College to offer esports program in 2020

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You can study almost anything in college, but until recently , esports was not on that list. Manhattan College is about to change that.

Esports have become a billion-dollar industry worldwide, and with that success comes new jobs.
 
Edgar Zavala is the director of non-credit programs at Manhattan College, and says they will be debuting a new program in January that educates people on esports and the gaming industry.
 
"We feel that the industry is growing so much that there's a need and a demand for knowledge," said Zavala.
 
Classes will begin in January 2020 and will run once a week for seven weeks. It costs $1,500 and there are a limited number of spots.
 
You do not have to be a college student to take classes, and the program is open to all Bronx residents. 
 
The program will also feature guest speakers who work in esports.
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