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By Eric Umphrey
the Times 

High schools are forming ESports leagues

Over 115 colleges offer ESports scholarships


August 22, 2019


The League of Legends World Championship rotates venues across different major regions.

Electronic sports or ESports are played either on traditional video game consoles or personal computers. You may have recently heard of sixteen-year-old Kyle Giersdorf who won $3 million dollars playing in a Fortnite World Cup. ESports have become a billion-dollar industry in a very short period of time.

As of 2019 over 115 colleges and universities are now offering some sort of ESports scholarship program. Compare that to just five years ago when there was only one program – Robert Morris University, which offered a $4,000 scholarship to each of its varsity members. Some schools, like N...

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