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The Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) has added esports to the list of activities that participants can do to earn it.
The DofE award is a UK-based scheme funded by the Royal Family that gives young people the opportunity to develop experience in a number of areas. This often includes volunteering, outdoor activities, or learning a new skill.
Prior to the addition, the scheme conducted a pilot to trial the new area, which revealed that playing esports helps young people develop a number of skills, such as strategic thinking, communication, leadership and teamwork.
The DofE also conducted a survey with