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Scholarships are now being given out for League of Legends gamers

Robert Morris University is the first to offer varsity eSports team, with gamers taking the stage on League of Legends
By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming News | Posted: Jun 20, 2014 2:32 am

League of Legends is really driving the eSports scene lately, but Robert Morris University is using this opportunity to recruit League of Legends gamers to its first varsity eSports team.




Riot Games, the developer behind League of Legends, has said that RMU is the first university to offer a competitive team at the varsity level, with RMU offering scholarships to players "of up to 50 percent tuition and 50 percent room and board". RMU is now recruiting its players to join the Collegiate Star League (CSL) for the fall quarter, which starts in September.


CSL has teams from 103 educational institutions, which includes Arizona State, George Washington and Harvard. RMU however, is the only one offering up scholarships for competition. RMU has three teams, one at the varsity level, and two practice teams.


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