Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Colleges Are Starting Varsity Programs For Video Games

Holy cow, how the times have changed since I went to college. 

Professional esports — competitive video game playing as a spectator sport — is surging in the US, with revenues in the hundreds of millions and growing fast. So it’s little surprise that collegiate esports — in which universities field their own teams just as they would for baseball or basketball — has been been growing as well, to the point where players are now sometimes earning scholarships that pay their entire tuition.