Sometimes it's nice to hear from the Esports world outside of Dota 2, and this is a huge project that should be known by all gamers.
Always making progress in the competitive gaming world, Steelseries, Twitch.TV, and Alienware have launched a scholarship program specifically designed for competitive gamers. Five students will each receive $10,000 towards their higher education while still pursuing their Esports dreams.
“We’ve seen the competitive gaming landscape explode over the last year, as marked by our site’s traffic, as well as the sharp increase in the number of pro tournaments, sponsor interest and number of players who are able to support themselves by streaming their games,” said Emmett Shear, CEO of TwitchTV. “The scholarship concept was inspired by our desire to give something back to the community that has helped us grow to more than 17 million unique visitors a month, less than one year from our launch in June 2011.”
“The goal is to encourage the top players to pursue higher education while continuing to compete at the highest levels of gaming,” agrees Frank Azor, Alienware General Manager. “We’ve got a pretty competitive community out there and we are looking forward to providing an opportunity to foster that same passion for education.”
“Participating in a scholarship specifically designed for students who are passionate about gaming while being determined to help grow and evolve this industry is something we are incredibly proud to be a part of,” adds SteelSeries CMO, Kim Rom. “We’re excited to help spread the news of this scholarship and see the turnout of submissions.”
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