Kids everywhere are thanking the University of Utah for giving purpose to their video gaming addictions.
The school is now offering scholarships to compete in its esports program, as reported by Bloomberg.
The school is the first school to do so from any of the Power Five athletics conferences (Pac-12, Big 10, Big East, SEC, ACC).
The esports program will be sponsored by the university’s Entertainment Arts and Engineering department, which is home to one of the top-ranked video game design programs in the country.
The program is fully funded by this department with no funding from Utah Athletics.
The first confirmed game that the program will participate in is Riot Games’ League of Legends, with people competing within Riot’s collegiate league.