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College Scholarships for Video Games? It’s Happening

For any parent who has fretted about their kids playing video games all day, here’s a reason to relax.<p>Esports — team video game competition — is coming to more college campuses and some schools are treating these digital leagues like traditional sports, complete with recruiting, on-campus arenas …

Esports quickly expanding in colleges

What was perhaps a wild pipe dream decades ago, merely a Dorito-fueled teenage daydream, has come true: colleges are paying students scholarships to …

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Is video gaming the new high school sport?

If you think about what constitutes a sport, the contest that took place recently at Robert Morris University checked many of the boxes. Did the …

ESL partner with University of York for esports education

ESL has entered a partnership with the University of York to offer education based around esports.<p><i>Start training for esports university by finding</i> …

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How esports changed the game: From media laughingstock to media craze

Women in eSports: 'Ignore the stereotypes and do what you want'

Cyberbullying and the pay gap are just two of the hurdles facing female gamers, but that isn’t holding them back<p>The day begins with a breakfast rich in protein and carbohydrates, followed by a workout designed to sharpen the reflexes and mental stamina. Next is an intense, eight-hour training …

NBC to broadcast $100,000 Rocket League tournament

NBC Sports is the latest traditional broadcaster to get on board the esports bandwagon.<p>NBC is bringing <i>Rocket</i> <i>League</i> to its network of channels …

Forget dancing horses, surfing and BMX – the Olympic Games need eSports

If we have learned anything from the previous few Olympics, it is that the Games are going through an identity crisis. Rocked by a doping scandal and with an older audience than ever, the International Olympic Committee is attempting to rehabilitate its image by appealing to a uninterested …

Esports Betting, Audience Likely To Grow In Major Way By 2020

Market intelligence company <b>Newzoo</b> has issued its “<b>Global Esports Market Report 2017</b>.” The 119-page report forecasts that the global audience for …

Esports is far from fulfilling its revenue potential, but growing steadily

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Total time spent watching esports is steadily rising, according to IHS estimates reported on by The Financial Times.<p>More than six billion hours were dedicated to watching …

The eSports competitive video gaming market continues to grow revenues & attract investors

<i>This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Current subscribers can read the report here.</i><p>What is eSports? History & Rise of Video Game Tournaments<p>Years ago, …

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Esports revenues will reach $696M in 2017 and $1.5Bn by 2020

Esports revenues will reach $696 million this year and grow to $1.5 billion by 2020 as brand investment doubles<p>Newzoo, the global leader in esports, …

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What to expect from the booming esports industry in 2017

A sold-out crowd packed into Seattle's KeyArena in August to watch the world's best compete at an elite level. The scene inside the arena was exactly …

Virtual “athletes” make way more money than the average Olympian

With every Olympics comes a renewed focus on how little money most Olympians actually make throughout their athletic lives. While a few newly made superstars (such as US gymnast Simone Biles) will strike it lucky by attracting the attention of sponsors, the vast majority of competitors at Rio will …

Hype Machine: How eSports Keeps Fans Hooked

As eSports grow, so too does its promotional arm. eSports began as a grassroots effort of passion and competition, with competitors sleeping in vans …

U.S. game sales to hit $25.3 billion in 2016, thanks to rapid online growth

U.S. sales of console and PC games are expected to hit $25.3 billion in 2016, up 7.6 percent from $23.5 billion a year earlier, according to a new report from Adobe.<p>The game sector is growing in large part because of booming online games and online game sales, which will account for $11.1 billion …

Rockets GM Daryl Morey says esports is like '1950s basketball'

As the esports industry continues to grow, another National Basketball Association team official has taken interest in the rapidly expanding field. …

Jeremy Lin on esports: 'It's the unique talent of the players that is the draw'

Jeremy Lin never got a chance to play basketball at the KeyArena. The Seattle SuperSonics left to become the Oklahoma City Thunder two years before …

Resistance is futile: eSports is massive ... and growing

<i>This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's June 22 eSports Issue. Subscribe today!</i><p><b>THERE'S A FORMULA</b> for stories like this one: Open with a stadium …

Far From A Waste Of Time, Video Games Are Netting Some Players Millions

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — Getting paid to play video games is no longer an impossible dream.<p>Thousands are turning their hobby into a full-time job, …

The 17-year-old esports millionaire

American team Evil Geniuses is just one match away from winning almost $9 million in the Dota 2 tournament The International 6. For Syed Sumail …

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RMU from the Air

RMU: A look inside Collegiate LoL esports

RMU Becomes First University to Offer Gaming Scholarships With the Addition of eSports to Varsity Lineup

<b>CHICAGO</b> - Robert Morris University Illinois is pleased to announce the addition of an online sport to its athletic program. Commonly referred to as …

Varsity gamers: Making history and dumbfounding parents

They go by monikers like BoomBoom, xshockwave27x and ClydeBot. They calculate click speeds and work to build up their APM, or actions per minute. They don jerseys emblazoned with sponsorship logos while sitting in $400 top-of-the-line gaming chairs.<p>In a custom-built, tricked out room on the third …

Chicago college first in U.S. to offer video game scholarships to ‘e-athletes’

CHICAGO -- Paying for college an overwhelming prospect for much of America today. What if colleges were willing to pay your kids to do what they love …

The New Jocks on Campus

Photo: Dave Rentauskas<p>Surreal? You haven’t seen surreal until you’ve seen an ESPN producer, a cameraman, and a giant bearded guy holding a boom mike …

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