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The newest college sport you can get a scholarship for is …

The newest college sport you can get a scholarship for is …

Is there anyone in your home who plays video games? Get them over here, because they'll need to read this.

Robert Morris University, an Illinois college, is now offering an innovative scholarship. Fifty-percent tuition plus room and board for -- wait for it -- competitive video gamers.

eSports have been on the rise. Don't believe that people will watch the pros play video games? Well, an upcoming tournament for the wildly popular "Dota 2's" crowdfunded prize pool has almost reached $10 million.

RMU is looking for students skilled at a similar competitive game, "League of Legends," for their team.

"Robert Morris University has always been at the forefront of providing opportunities for a diverse student population with different interests and skills,” said associate athletic director Kurt Melcher. “League of Legends" is a competitive, challenging game which requires significant amount of teamwork to be successful."

Will we soon be looking at video games as something beyond a time sink?

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Source: Daily Dot
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