Score a Scholarship for Esports

Here is Georgia State University's Esports team winning awards.

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Here is Georgia State University's Esports team winning awards.

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Esports, electronic sports, are an evergrowing industry with many new opportunities sprouting from them, such as athletic scholarships. Some of the most popular games that would get you a scholarship are League of Legends, Hearthstone, Overwatch, and Fortnite.

The amount of money given for Esports scholarships varies by college. The average amount of money given is about $4,800 per athlete, but can range from $500 to $8,000. For Esports, schools usually allocate about $50,000 towards equipment, practice spaces, and jerseys for the athletes.

If you want to be recruited for an Esports scholarship, make sure you have a Twitch stream or highlight video of your gameplay. These will be used by coaches to assess your player skill. You also need an email or Discord account for recruiters to contact you. If you make the cut, you will be invited to the campus to try out. If you want to speed up the process, try contacting college coaches at any time or competing in tournaments. The CERD is also a good website to gain exposure to recruiters.

Even though Esports take place on computers, the requirements are the same as regular sports. You must maintain a 2.0-2.5 GPA, and attend the college the team is located at. The number of students that are recruited each quarter are low and usually range from 5-10 athletes. One of the most important skills you need have to be considered for a team is communication. Most Esports games are team based, so it is necessary for you to be able to cooperate with your teammates.

Even in Esports, inuries occur at all levels of play. Three of the most common injuries are Carpal Tunnel syndrome, numbness caused by a compressed nerve; Tennis Elbow, an irritation of the tissue connecting the forearm to the elbow; as well as back pain. The symptoms of these injuries can be allieviated through rest and physical therapy.

If you are looking to improve your skills, you can use sites like message boards to find advice or practice. For example, the Blizzard Hearthstone fourms have plenty of advice for new players, tips to impove your skills, or others looking to organize practice matches.

You can do virtually anything with Esports.

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