News

College scholarships for playing video games?

College scholarships for playing video games?

VIDEO GAMES: Big money for gamer skills? It could become a reality for college scholarships. Photo: Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Hey kid! Put down that ball, come in here and play some video games! OK, it’s unlikely you’ll hear parents urge their youngsters to do that this summer.

But some might think about it — now that a small private university is offering big scholarship money for those who are good at the game “League of Legends.” Robert Morris University Illinois says it picked the game because it has become one of the most popular for setting up organized team competition.

The school says it’s setting up the scholarship program to recognize the growing legitimacy of are being known as “eSports.”

The school says it also wants to give credit to those with a competitive spirit who don’t necessarily want to play traditional sports such as basketball or football.

News from ClarksvilleNow.com

DSC_1360

yesterday in Crime, News

38 cats, 26 dogs found in hoarder’s home

Woman charged with animal cruelty.

blood

yesterday in News

Blood drives to promote sickle cell awareness

Red Cross must maintain diverse blood supply.

SportsFest8

yesterday in Lifestyle, News

New archery classes beginning in September

Those interested can choose between two sessions

bean-bag

yesterday in News

2.2 million bean bag chairs recalled after deaths

Two children killed after climbing into bean bag chairs.

premier

yesterday in Business, News

Premier breaks ground on new facility

Premier Medical Group plans combining their various sites into one new location.