Go to school to play.
Just when you though the battle royale styled video game Fortnite couldn't get any more popular, one college is now offering a scholarship to come to their campus and play the game. Yes, you read that correctly.
In an announcement by Ohio's Ashland University, the school revealed that they will be offering a $4,000 scholarship for gamers to come and get coached on how to play Fortnite. Head coach Josh Buchanan stated, "Fortnite appeals to both the core and casual gaming audience. We're excited to provide this platform for gamers who want to showcase their skills in a more competitive space. Fortnite facilitates an environment that allows players to get creative, innovate and show off their mastery of their skills."
Games like League of Legends, Overwatch, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Rocket League, are already offered in the eSports program at the school. The growth of Fortnite has been astounding to witness and getting players into structured practices ahead of the launch of a collegiate league will be extremely beneficial to our program," continued Buchanan.
The Fortnite program is set to begin this Fall. If you think you have what it takes to play Fortnite for a living, and if your parents will allow you to attend college for eSports without disowning you, fill out the entry form here.