Gaming Giants to Offer Scholarship
In a bid to make gaming more viable for college students, Twitch.tv, Alienware and Steelseries have come together to offer talented college-going gamers a scholarship totalling US$50,000.
Five stellar gamers will be funded for playing their respective games, but it’s not going to be easy. Not only will you have to perform well in tournaments or on the ladder, you will also have to make sure your GPA (Grade Point Average) is up to par, produce a short video and write an 800 page essay.
“The scholarship concept was inspired by our desire to give something back to the community that has helped us grow to more than 17 million unique visitors a month, less than one year from our launch in June 2011,” said Emmett Shear, CEO of Twitch.tv.
Frank Azor, Alienware General Manager, added that “the goal is to encourage the top players to pursue higher education while continuing to compete at the highest levels of gaming.”
Unfortunately applicants must be studying at US colleges, so few to none of us local gamers will be able to apply for this. We do think this is a great portent of better things to come, though.
Do you think a similar program will work in Singapore?