We all know how hard it is to win an esports tournament. Anyone can be a regular gamer because you only play video games casually when you are a normal gamer. But then, when you want to become a pro player to compete in esports tournaments, you have to train yourself so that you have better skills than all of your opponents. And that job is not easy at all.

But then, the monks in Thailand has just proved to us that winning an esports tournament is not as hard as we still think. A group of three apprentice Buddhist monks in Thailand has just taken the number one place in a mobile esports tournament for the racing game Speed Drifters.

This esports competition took place at Khon Kaen University’s Nong Khai and it happened from August 15th to August 18th. These Buddhist monks are actually still the student monks, and they are at senior year at Balee Sathit Suksa high school - a school to educate and train Buddhist monks. This group of monks took part in the competition while still wearing their traditional monk outfit, and they kept wearing that outfit to come to the stage to earn the first prize of the tournament.

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Student monks are still humans, and it's okay for them to play video games

At Balee Sathit Suksa monk school, students only study Buddhism for about 20 hours a week, the rest of the time they are free. And as normal people at that age, they are attracted to gaming and esports via their computer classes. After the victory of the student monks, some said that this is not appropriate. Esports is not a suitable environment for the monks. About this topic, Kokkiad Chaisamchareonlap have supportive comments for his students:

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Hopefully this victory will encourages other monks to express themselves