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E-SPORT SCHOLARSHIPS IN THE U.S.
Why apply for an e-sport scholarship in the U.S.?
For some time now computer games are no longer just considered a game. Learn about the revolution of e-sports in the U.S.!
The National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) is the only association that offers e-sport programs in schools and universities in the U. S. NACE was officially established on July 28, 2016 at the first Collegiate Esports Summit held in Kansas City, MO. At that moment in time, only seven schools and universities offered e-sport programs. Since then, an increasingly large number of institutions have launched university e-sport programs, currently reaching a total of 170 institutions. As of June 2019, more than 94% of all university e-sport programs in the U. S. are official members of NACE with a constantly growing number of schools getting familiar with the e-sports world.
REACH OUT FOR YOUR DREAMS
How to get an e-sport scholarship in the U.S.?
In the end we only regret the chance we didn’t take. (Taric, League of Legends)
Due to the fact that e-sports are not affiliated with the NCAA, the academic eligibility is usually more flexible than in traditional sports. Although the requirements to obtain a scholarship differ between schools, most of the university programs require players to maintain at least a 2.5 GPA. Since e-sport scholarships often only cover part of the costs and can also be combined with academic scholarships, good grades and exam scores have an impact on the value of the scholarship.
Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. (Zoilo, Animal Crossing)
Understanding what the university e-sport trainers are looking for will help you stand out from the crowd. You will need determination and strategy for the universities to consider your application as well as recruiting videos in order for the trainers to see your gaming skills live. They will check your playtime to see if you have a strong knowledge base of the videogame in question. They also will have a look at your academic profile, since the goal is for you to be able to combine e-sport trainings with your academic studies. In addition, they will need your tournament history, and the coaches will also ask for streams. Their aim is to learn about your communication skills, your personality, your ability to work in a team and first and foremost analyze your game. That sounds like a lot, right? Don’t worry, 305 Agency will be by your side!
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NCAA National Tennis Champion 2019 & ITA Singles National Champion 2019 (Barry University, Miami)
“So far away? I was too afraid to do it. But today I am thankful each day for taking the decision of stepping forward and studying in the U.S. while still pursuing tennis. It was an unforgettable experience beyond belief.”
NJCAA All – American 2015 & 2016, NSCAA All-American 2016 (Iowa Western Community College), Offensive player of the year 2018 for St. Thomas University, Miami
“At the beginning it’s a fairly remote idea until one day you decide to do it. You feel unsettled with the idea of moving so far away somewhere totally unknown. Taking decisions is easy, the hard part is to get it right. Now that I am a graduate and living life as it comes, I am bound to say that I got it right. The lived experiences and the acquired skills will enrich my life forever.”
YOUR BEST OPTIONS TO PLAY E-SPORTS IN THE U.S.
E-sports in the U.S.
Discover the broad range of options you have in the U.S., and take up the challenge.
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Alejandro Ibañez Gallego – tennis player at Barry University (Miami): “I never thought that living in the U.S. would change my life for the better”
Alejandro Ibañez is a tennis player born in Puertollano, Ciudad Real, Spain, who is a third year student at Barry University. Thanks to his high