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First US university announces scholarships for gamers

2016-05-30 08:06:10

The university will provide ten scholarships, which include half-tuition (worth $5.500) and will be awarded to the university's collegiate League of Legends team.

Los Angeles-based Riot Games, the studio which developed League of Legends, has pledged its support for the University of California's eSports initiative.

The university plans to open a 3,500 square foot gaming arena inside the university's student centre for its thriving gaming community. eSports are often played in organised multi-player tournaments, which are live-streamed and watched worldwide.