A Chicago College is recruiting…not for the football team or their leading scientific research program – for those willing to pay video games. And, they’ll pay them!
155 million Americans are already part of the program at Robert Morris University offering scholarship money between 35-70 % of tuition to these e-athletes, as they call them. You get a uniform, daily practice sessions go from 4-9pm, with eight coaches and a team of 50 students.
Every Saturday, there’s a game and in order to stay in the program, students must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA with a full class load. They even have their own designated E-sports arena, set up with all the latest video gaming technology.
The best part of this story is that Canadians have real potential in this field…
In last year’s North American Collegiate Championships in California, Canada won – each kid in the final four gets $15,000!
Western U , Fanshawe, looking at you!!