Colleges have begun granting scholarships to students who qualify to play esports professionally for the college. Colleges such as Columbia College, Robert Morris University, and Indiana Institute of Technology have taken part in this. In 2018, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology started a tuition scholarship program for esports gamers.
After a few years of ignoring and at instances suppressing the esports scene, Nintendo hosted Wii Games Summer 2010. Spanning over a month, the tournament had over 400,000 members, making it the largest and most expansive tournament within the firm’s history. In 2014 Nintendo hosted an invitational Super Smash Bros. for Wii U competitive tournament on the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) press conference that was streamed on-line on Twitch. Halo builders 343 Industries announced in 2014 plans to revive Halo as an esport with the creation of the Halo Championship Series and a prize pool of US$50,000. Both Blizzard … Read More