The University of Utah is creating the first-ever varsity level "esports" team in the United States.
The university announced yesterday that it will start with partial scholarships for members of its competition video game team, but will work toward raising money to fund the program on a level with other college sports. The announcement recognizes the rising popularity of esports with young adults.
Major competitions featuring different games have been drawing thousands of people to live tournaments and television and Internet broadcasts. Source: Salt Lake City Tribune