The University of North Texas is distributing $20,000 in scholarships to current esports team members and new recruits.
The scholarship program is starting one year after the school launched the collegiate esports program. The program has four varsity teams: Overwatch, League of Legends, Hearthstone and Rocket League.
“Last year we saw our students work very hard to achieve our program’s success,” Dylan Wray, UNT esports coordinator, said in a news release. “This scholarship will support our students in their competitive and academic goals at UNT, as well as attract new talent to maintain our competitive edge in a quickly growing and competitive field.”