Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday March 31, 2016

College Scholarships For Playing Video Games?

It's funny how that, ten years ago, e-sports wasn't even a thing yet. Five years ago, there was a big debate over whether or not competitive video gaming could be classified as a "sport." Fast forward to today and schools like University of California, Irvine are handing out scholarships to its e-sports team. eek!

The University of California, Irvine, announced Wednesday that it will offer as many as 10 academic scholarships to students on its e-sports team. UC Irvine is launching a major e-sports initiative in the fall, the first of its kind at a public research university.