It is a common misconception that teenagers who indulge in online games are mostly bad at school. According to multiple studies, students who play more than 8 hours a day only see a slight decline in their grades.
This has been proven by professional e-sports players in the Philippines, specifically those who play the ever-so-popular MOBA Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.
Several Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League (MPL) Philippine teams have recently touted their academically gifted players.
Omega Esports ‘jungler’ Dean Christian “Raizen” Sumagui has been revealed to be an honor student. He recently participated in the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asia Cup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
“Alam naming hindi madali mag-focus between dalawang importanteng bagay sa buhay pero kay Raizen, ang pagsabayin ang pag-compete sa the highest tier ng professional gaming at pag-graduate ng high school with honors ay napakasimpleng task,” the organization said in a Facebook post.
Kent Xavier “Kevier” Lopez of Blacklist International also graduated with honors from the Caloocan City Science High School.
“On to the next life achievement,” he said on Friday after graduating.
Meanwhile, Bren Esports has three honor students in David “Flap” Canon, Jomari “Jowm” Pingol, and Marco Stephen “SUPER MARCO” Requitano, who all are M2 world champions.
Among the three, the organization said Jowm has the higher grades.
“Our boys are proving that it is not impossible to excel both in academics and professional gaming career. This gold laner moved up with the highest points in his class! Congratulations and we are proud of you,” wrote Bren.