Top 5 College Esports TeamsBest Colleges ranks the below colleges as some of the best in America. According to Best Colleges, “These collegiate esports programs maintain competitive teams, provide resources that enhance school communities, and boost career opportunities.” The five varsity teams below have won various, esports national championships and have some of the best equipment and gaming facilities in the nation:
- Miami University – Oxford, Ohio You can watch live tournaments and see Miami University’s schedule on their Twitch account.
- Maryville University – Saint Louis, Missouri Maryville’s Twitch account highlights their two national championship titles and features a recent League of Legends battle with the University of Wisconsin.
- Robert Morris Experiential College – Chicago, Illinois Check out this 2017 semifinal championship tournament between Robert Morris University and Maryville University.
- University of California – Irvine, California This Twitch video covers an esports tournament that was held at the University of California.
- University of Utah– Salt Lake City, Utah Watch Overwatch and League of Legends gameplay from the University of Utah esports team.
What Esports Games Do College Teams Play?Esports Observer reports games like Counter Strike, Dota 2, League of Legends, Fortnite, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Rainbow 6, Overwatch, PUBG, Hearthstone and Rocket League were the top esports games. With the 2020 prize money for all ten game tournaments totaling $65.5 million!
Gaming ScholarshipsHere’s one of the best things to hit the gaming world since the game, Computer Space, sparked the 1970s arcade concept...Gaming can actually help you pay for school! Do yourself a favor; eliminate student loan debt and increase your financial aid by checking out and apply for these gaming scholarships:
Award Amount: $2,000 The $2,000 Minecraft Scholarship is open to high school and college students. You must be a U.S. citizen, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and submit an essay of at least 500 words that details your opinion on how Minecraft can be a positive influence on education and career development in order to be considered for this award.
Award Amount: Varies The Digital Animation and Game Design Student Scholarship is available to students majoring in digital animation and game design at Ferris State University. You must submit an application/resume, one page essay and have a minimum GPA of 2.0 to be eligible for this award.
Award Amount: Varies The Esports Scholarship is open to students who participate in the esports program at Juniata College. You must demonstrate academic ability and contribute to your school and community and your academic excellence and aspirations must be balanced with your competitive ability in order to be considered for this award.
Award Amount: $2,000 The Esports Participation Scholarship is open to students at Maryville University. You must be planning to participate in esports in order to be considered for this award.