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Video gaming is now a college sport with scholarships

USA TODAY Sports

An eSport, that is.

Robert Morris University (not that one) is about to change college sports FOREVER and make a lot of people head back to school to use that eligibility:

Robert Morris University Illinois is pleased to announce the addition of an online sport to its athletic program. Commonly referred to as eSports, the activity consists of organized video game competitions. Specifically, RMU students will compete in League of Legends, one of the largest and most popular eSport games. Although eSports have long been a part of the culture of gaming, competitions have seen a large surge in popularity in recent years. Robert Morris University recognizes the value and legitimacy of eSports and is excited to add eSports to its already rich athletic program.

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

I look forward to the questionable recruiting of 6-year-olds with Gameboys, carpal-tunnel-related redshirts, and violations related to improper acquisition of Mountain Dew.

(via ThePostGame.com)

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