Cool EC Idea?

<p>I was wondering if I could use StarCraft II as an EC. I figure that since it's a national sport in Korea, it's soon going to be a national sport in the United States. If I am able to rise to the top 10 in the USA come application time, will it be a viable "hook?"</p>

<p>StarCraft II teaches valuable life lessons that I think should be applied to the real world. I really do think that if admission officers know anything about anything, they'll see this as a greater asset than sports, debate, or other generic activities. Also, would MIT/CalTech give me automatic admission if I was able to do this? I really want to play competitive videogaming at the collegiate level and I realize these two schools are ranked at the top. They are after all made up of nerds. </p>

<p>On a non-college related note, can females please tell me if a competitive videogamer is an attractive career for a man?</p>

<p>My opinion: No. In fact, to colleges, it may look like you don't have substantial EC and therefore you are attempting to BS your way through. You're not the only one to play SCII. I do, too. (and might I add, it's a fabulous game) But, while others are researching, volunteering, writing articles, you played games. And now, you're trying to write to colleges that playing games teaches lessons. If you were an admissions officer, what would you decide?</p>

<p>If I was an admissions officer, I would definitely consider it as a negative. </p>

<p>Thanks for giving me a good laugh though.</p>

<p>Best of luck.</p>

<p>I think he's being sarcastic. But if he isn't, then I would also say no because Starcraft isn't a very productive activity.</p>

<p>It is pretty impressive and I am not saying that it's a bad thing, but what positive qualities does being nationally ranked in a video game show to the admissions officers?</p>

<p>And to my knowledge StarCraft 2 came out recently, so it's not hard being in the top 10 if you play a lot.</p>


<p>whoever said OP was nationally ranked?
Besides, it's like being nationally ranked in an eating contest. "Everyone eats but this one person's the best!"</p>

<p>No offense though, OP.</p>



<p>Okay, if this doesn't count as an EC can it at least count as a leadership position? I mean, technically i'm the "leader" of my race and must learn how to command them. Also, when I play teams, I'm usually the best and my allies expect me to save their butts from certain defeat.</p>

<p>Also, Starcraft II is like a whole other language, especially if you play like I do. So it does require some skill, timing, and athleticism.</p>

<p>Haha, "athleticism."</p>

<p>But really, how much different is it from playing an instrument and being in a band?</p>

<p>Ok after the last comment you posted, I say don't apply to college but just go into professional gaming.
You remind me of the guy from Role Models who was into role playing.</p>

<p>Doptaa-Exactly! If being good at an insturnment qualifies as an EC than surely videogaming counts as well.</p>

<p>Analgin-You flatter me so. But I do not look like Paul Rudd...yet</p>

On a non-college related note, can females please tell me if a competitive videogamer is an attractive career for a man?


<p>Lolz. This was cute.
Being a female, I can tell you that the majority of the time, no it is not. However, if you end up making a lot of money, then it doesn't matter what you do. Because money = attractiveness :)</p>

<p>If you're that much into it, and you're considering MIT and CalTech, maybe you want to look at learning to program and create software.</p>