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UC Irvine is Handing Out Academic Scholarships to Hardcore Gamers

Gaming the education system

Kids looking to convince their folks to let them spend more time in front of the PC playing games can now play the college card. How so? The University of California, Irvine, is launching an official e-sports initiative this fall and plans to hand out as many as 10 academic scholarships to students on the team.

“UCI eSports will be built on four pillars: competition, academics, entertainment and community,” said …read more

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