An Illinois University is Now Offering Scholarships for Playing Competitive Online Games

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We’ve learned some very interesting news – Robert Morris University is now offering the wildly popular League of Legends as a part of their varsity sports program, meaning the top players for the game can get scholarships.

Robert Morris University is a 7,000 student strong college in Chicago, and their athletic director Kurt Melcher had some words to say regarding the news:

“Robert Morris University has always been at the forefront of providing opportunities for a diverse student population with different interests and skills. League of Legends is a competitive, challenging game which requires significant amount of teamwork to be successful.”

The team from Robert Morris will be competing in the Collegiate Star League, a collective of 103 schools and institutions ranging from Harvard to ASU who all compete in eSports matches. However, RMU is assembling the first Varsity team, as they are officially integrated into the school’s athletic program.

In total, Riot Games are giving out $100,000 dollars in scholarships for those who compete, although RMU is providing their own scholarship now covering 50% tuition and 50% room and board, but only to those who qualify on the team.

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