Watching video gamers compete against each other is nothing new, whether it's through a live stream or at an actual tournament. But what is new, is colleges offering scholarships to play video games.

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Esports (competitive video gaming) recently entered the collegiate arena, and ESPN reports around 50 colleges and universities nation-wide have gaming programs.

Parents everywhere just cringed 😂

Similar to college athletics, many schools are giving the varsity gaming teams uniforms and their own arenas.

So now, those late night gaming sessions could pay off!

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