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California university builds eSports arena, recruits 'League of Legends' team

April 1, 2016 - Uncategorized

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Good news, gamers: League of Legends might now be an acceptable extracurricular activity to list on those college applications

The University of California, Irvine announced this week it will be the first public institution to offer video gaming scholarships, and it is set to launch its new eSports initiative with the opening of a 3,500 square-foot gaming arena this fall

The arena, which is expected to open in late September, will be built at the university’s Student Center and equipped with gaming PCs, a League of Legends competition stage and studio for live webcasting tournaments

The university also plans to offer as many as 10 half-tuition scholarships, worth about $5,500, to students on its collegiate League of Legends team, UCI student programming assistant director Mark Deppe told Mashable. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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