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Southern Grand E-sport Team received training for 3 months to participate in the competition

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    • Source: 正修科技大學
    • Date: 2021/09/01


    Cheng Shiu University newly established the “Department of E-Sport Technology Management” this year. Today, the Southern Grand E-sport Team Seminar was held at the E-Sports Hall. The Department guided 8 elderly players to have a primary understanding of the e-sports industry and complete the training courses in the next three months. The College of Life and Creativity hoped that the elderly would not feel stressed to learn e-sports and can happily play video games, make friends, and have more joy and fun in life.

    The Grand E-sport Team Dream Come True Project, launched by Hondao Senior Citizen’s Welfare Foundation, recruited 28 elderly citizens with a total age of 1839 (with the highest age of 76 and an average age of 66) after 2 months of recruitment and online interviews. Grand E-sport Teams were established in northern, central, and southern Taiwan, respectively. Cheng Shiu University (southern), HungKuang University (central), and Chien Hsin University of Science and Technology (northern) guided players to receive a 3-month training.

    Southern Grand E-sport Team held a player briefing at the Cheng Shiu University E-Sports Hall. In addition to enabling the elderly players who were teammates to understand the e-sports industry and the training courses for the next three months, the briefing scene allowed them to introduce themselves, meet each other, and exchange experience in playing video games.

    In the southern Grand E-sport Team, the 71-year-old Tseng-Huang Chen was the oldest elderly player among the southern players. He usually enjoys using his mobile phone to play small video games. Because he is not convinced by the old, he tried learning new things and took the opportunity to revitalize his mind.

    The 71-year-old Chin-Lien Lee from Gushan District enjoys watching young people staring at the computer, enjoying the fun of playing e-sports. After watching it for a long time, she wanted to experience it personally, so she mustered up the courage to sign up.

    The 65-year-old Ya-Wen Chiang has been very fond of playing e-sports in the past. He has played Century Empire and Warcraft and has rich experiences in video games. Chiang feels that playing e-sports not only relieves pressure but also trains reactions. He signed up for an e-sports team purely to regain the fun of playing video games before.

    The Grand E-sport Team Dream Come True Project was jointly promoted by Hondao Senior Citizen’s Welfare Foundation, Taichung City Government, Chinese Taipei e-Sports Association, Yahoo TV, and other 10 industry, government, and academia units. Through “e-sports games”, the project may hopefully make e-sports a bridge for communication and interaction between the elderly and young people. Besides, this project also aimed to encourage elders to learn e-sports in various domains and create a stage for them to exert their abilities.