Recently, the electronic sports program of the University of California, Irvine announced that it will offer scholarships called “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ”in the school year 2019-2020 to thank the gift of 50,000 dollars from Street Media. They designed the “‘Smash University” video game shirt to pay tribute to this ceremony.
Players will be selected by UCI Esports and the TAG Smash Ultimate Club at the school. Scholarships worth 6000 USD will be awarded to the top 6, while meeting some mandatory criteria. All students at UCI are eligible to participate in October at UCI Esports Arena.
UCI Esports director Mark Deppe is proud that “The Smash community at UCI is one of the biggest and most passionate gaming clubs in the school. We feel lucky to be able to offer scholarships to help our school team find the best League of Legends and Overwatch players.”
While there is no coach, UCI Esports will appoint an employee to guide the time of training, moving, working with media, support equipment and matches. Players will have to practice 10-15 hours per week, maintaining an average cumulative grade point of 2.0 and following code of conduct to maintain a scholarship.
UCI is the first public university to create the official Esports program and is considered one of the best and most comprehensive universities in the world. The vision of the Esports program was born in the summer of 2015. With the success of Computer Science majors, a passionate gaming community and excellent history, UCI has become a place to be promoted. flowers of electronic sports.
Collaborating with student leaders, faculty, UCI gaming community and advanced management board, Esports program. And in 2016, UCI Esports Arena was opened and UCI sponsored scholarships for the first League of Legends groups.
Capital is part of the video game culture, but by the end of the 2000s and early 2010, the organization of new tournaments created a big fever. While the tournament took place in about 2000 by amateur organizations, the rise of professional competitions along with the increasing number of viewers now supported a significant number of players and teams. professional recruitment.