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If you don't think pro gamers are athletes, consider this

If you don't think pro gamers are athletes, consider this

Wake up, head to class, play video games for seven hours, go to bed. Repeat.

If you think that sounds like every 20-something's dream, you're mostly right. Derek Micheau is a 22-year-old senior at Robert Morris University Illinois and a "League of Legends" player on the nation’s first varsity eSports team. And while some might not see him as a traditional athlete, his rigorous practice schedule, tuition-based scholarship and championships suggest otherwise.

"During the season, we practice from 2 to 9 p.m. every day on weekdays. It’s strenuous, but it...

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