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US University offers scholarship to Fortnite players

The esports program will add a team to the game of Epic Games

The success of Fortnite's Battle Royale mode would inevitably lead to the creation of an esports scene that, although still far from games such as Counter-Strike, Overwatch or League of Legends, can be used as an incentive to pursue higher education. In that sense, a university in the United States reported that it will offer a scholarship to the best Fortnite players.

The esports program at Ashland University, located in Ohio, USA, reported that it will add Fortnite's Battle Royale experience to its list of games and equipment and called on the best players interested in higher education. The biggest incentive offered by the university, besides belonging to esports teams, is a $ 4000 scholarship in support of the players so that they can pay their registration. According to Josh Buchanan, esports coach at Ashland University, Fortnite's Battle Royale model is ideal to start a career in video game competitions because it allows coexistence and learning between novice and experienced players; He also mentioned that the esports program and the teams that they currently have are excited to integrate the battlefield experience of Epic Games.

In this way, an educational institution joins the esports scene and uses video game competitions as a stimulus for students, as has happened at the University of Utah and at the University of California.


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