In your face, gym teachers!
Seriously though, I think this is a really cool move. My issue with sports and physical education, as explained by Malcolm Gladwell in Outliers, is that the arbitrary “cut-off” dates for entrance into any given school year favours people who were born right after the cut off date, which means that there is potentially an entire year difference in physical growth development between two students in the same year and anywhere in between, leading to a significant biological advantage for some and disadvantage for others.
As I recall, the studies showed that that largely contributed to which students excelled at physical sport, and there was a huge correlation in the birthdays of many professional athletes because of this.
Obviously, this does not apply to e-sports, and with the huge revenue opportunities now available to competitive e-sports players, this now levels the playing field. I’d like to see this lead into e-sports scholarships like we see with more traditional sports.