Colleges Are Offering Scholarships To Professional Gamers

September 19, 2017 in Daily Bulletin

Colleges are paying attention to esports wrote Collin Binkley:

  • Esports is big business – the biggest tournament in the world has a $20 million prize pool.
  • Colleges are taking notice. They’re offering scholarships to gaming athletes who can spread the college’s name.
  • Specialized coaches and other support staff help to ensure gamers reach their full potential.
  • The University of California, Irvine, even drummed up $250,000 for an eSports arena.
  • The NCAA – a nonprofit that works with college sporting programs – has taken note and is considering getting involved.

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