Long gone are the days when parents would tell their kids that video games were a waste of time. Not only are there hundreds and hundreds of YouTube gamers who’ve been able to quit their day jobs, but there’s also esports pros with seven-figure salaries, and Twitch stars with more money than they can count.
As competitive and professional esports grow in popularity, more and more schools and colleges are opening their doors to offer up courses in the craft, and one college is now even offering a scholarship [via GameSpot].
Becker College has confirmed that it’s taking part in a scholarship program which will see Apex Legends players duke it out for the chance to receive $5,000 for their studies.
The college has partnered with Helix Esports and Team Genji for the project, with both assisting with an Apex tournament in New Jersey in just a few weeks’ time.
The top-scoring players in the tournament can claim the scholarship, with eligible finalists invited to apply for Becker.
If you think you’ve got what it takes you can sign up right here.
In somewhat-related news, rapper and purveyor of completely legitimate games consoles Soulja Boy is now looking to set up his own esports team. Taking to Twitter to announce his plans, he said: “Playing @PlayApex on Xbox gamer tag Souljaboytellem add me I’m online now recruiting gamers for e sports team.”
— Soulja Boy (@souljaboy) February 19, 2019
Naturally, people were more than ready with the memes, with most people wanting to know why Soulja Boy wasn’t playing Apex Legends on his own console…
If you didn’t make it into Soulja Boy’s team then hopefully you’ll have a shot at Becker!
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