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Kimberly celebrates first Esports signing

Colby Smith is the first Bulldog to earn an Esports scholarship
Published: May. 27, 2021 at 12:38 AM MDT
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KIMBERLY, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Colby Smith inked with Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan to compete on their Esports team.

The occasion marked the first time a Kimberly High School student-athlete received an Esports scholarship.

He recorded some games he excelled in and cut up some highlights, then submitted them on his profile through the next college student athlete, drawing the interest of several colleges.

Smith attempted to start a high school Esports club at Kimberly, but there wasn’t enough support. Besides that, he explains there’s a growing interest in this field.

“Esports is really popular right now because a lot of people out there game, I think over 60% of all teenagers in the United States play video games, so being able to go and play at a collegiate level is very interesting and it’s going to continue to grow throughout the years,” Smith explained.

Smith wants to pursue game design, so you couldn’t ask for a better transition between his athletic interests and career life.

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