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Ohio Northern University to launch esports program in fall 2019 Ohio Northern University launching esports program in fall 2019 to continue focus on offering well-rounded educational experience

Ohio Northern University is launching an esports (electronic sports) program in fall 2019. This initiative continues ONU’s emphasis on offering students well-rounded, high-impact learning experiences that allow them to pursue both their professional and personal areas of interest.

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Marquette University to launch a varsity Esports team in fall 2019 Marquette is First Major Conference Division I Institution to Add Varsity Esports in Athletics

Marquette University will launch a varsity esports team in fall 2019, which will be the first in the nation run by a major conference Division I athletics program, the university announced today. Esports – the world of organized video gaming – mirrors the traditional athletics team model with many of the same benefits for players: leadership development, teamwork, communication and the pursuit of excellence.

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Wired: College Esports players are cashing in big Most parents dismiss video­games as a mind-dulling distraction from their kids’ studies. Little do they know all that button­­mashing could translate into a fat college fund.

Most parents dismiss video­games as a mind-dulling distraction from their kids’ studies. Little do they know all that button­­mashing could translate into a fat college fund. Over the past five years, esports have grown into an estimated $906 million industry, with recruiters, coaches, and dedicated arenas. Nearly 200 US colleges are offering around $15 million per year in scholarships for the esports elite, and university teams can earn millions more in tournament prizes. Unsurprisingly, Silicon Valley is getting in on the market: PlayVS, a startup that organizes high school esports leagues, has raised $46 million from investors like Diddy and Adidas. Game recognize game.

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Gravity Gaming: 24 Esports Scholarships for Gamers Many colleges and universities across the country are recruiting top gamers. If you are an avid gamer and are thinking of playing competitively in college or university, check out these esports scholarships.

Many colleges and universities across the country are recruiting top gamers just as they recruit players for other sports. So, if you are an avid gamer and are thinking of playing competitively in college or university, check out these esports scholarships. After all, it’s FREE money! Do remember though that it’s not all fun and games. You have to keep up with your grades so you can demonstrate that you are a strong academic student as well.

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The University of Mount Union adds Esports to its student life offerings in the fall of 2019 The University of Mount Union welcomes the addition of esports to its student life offerings beginning in the fall of 2019

The University of Mount Union welcomes the addition of esports to its student life offerings beginning in the fall of 2019. Mount Union’s esports program, much like its academics, will be grounded in the liberal arts tradition and focus on the holistic development of its students. Students on the esports team will be required to hold membership in at least one other campus organization and participate in community service activities.