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Ohio university gives scholarships to best Fortnite players

Ashland University in Ohio will add Fortnite to scholarship list, joins League of Legends, Overwatch, CS:GO and Rocket League.

Published Tue, Apr 24 2018 8:30 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:52 AM CST

I still remember all of my teachers, parents and most of my friends when I was in high school tell me that "you will never make money playing video games", and look at how far we've come in the world of gaming.

Ohio university gives scholarships to best Fortnite players |

Now we have Ashland University in Ohio announcing they will be adding Fortnite to their roster of competitive eSports program, something that will launch in the fall. Fortnite other eSports games like League of Legends, Overwatch, CS:GO, and Rocket League where AU offers a $4000 scholarship in eSports.

Ashland University's eSports head coach Josh Buchanan said in a press release: "Fortnite appeals to both the core and casual gaming audience. We're excited to provide this platform for gamers who want to showcase their skills in a more competitive space. Fortnite facilitates an environment that allows players to get creative, innovate and show off their mastery of their skills".

Ashland isn't cheap with a full-price of $31,284 for entry into their undergraduate program with room and board on-campus, with a $4000 scholarship an incentive to eSports gamers who wish to attend Ashland University.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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