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Video gaming scholarships offered by Robert Morris University, USA

Video gamers, you may be scholars and athletes soon.
EdChron Desk on July 17, 2014 - 6:42 am in EdNews, Sports, The Good Stuff, U.S., World

 

US – Video gamers, you may be scholars and athletes soon.

A new wave of change is slowly building as eSports gain popularity and ground. A university in USA is offering up to 50 scholarships to League of Legend video game players. According to Robert Morris University in Chicago, the university “is in the process of recruiting students for the first year of competition, beginning with the fall quarter in September, 2014.”

“RMU will join the Collegiate Star League, made up of 103 institutions of higher learning and compete against other universities including Arizona State, George Washington and Harvard. Significantly, Robert Morris University is among the first in the nation to offer substantial scholarships for members of the first RMU Varsity eSport League of Legends team. Qualified gamers can earn scholarships of up to 50% tuition and 50% room and board.”

What League of Legends is about

A strategy game like the League of Legends takes intelligence (and commitment) to get you to the top. With 10 million likes on the Facebook page and gaming prizes up to $2 million dollars, gaming is no more just child’s play. League of Legends is a game that rewards teamplay, and is easy to get into.

According to its Youtube Channel, since the launch, “over 30 million players have downloaded the game to engage in session-based, multiplayer battles against rival teams, with more than four million players enjoying League of Legends every day.”

EdChron.com has reached out to Riot Games, the creator of League of Legends for comment.

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