Esports as part of American College Sports
Education and sports go together in America and many are those, that support that College sports are much more fun to watch than professional sports. College Football (American Football) for example has a huge audience and many are the boosters that give financial support to their teams in order for them to give an athletic scholarship to the best talent in the Nation. Division 1 College Football is a celebration that last three months and during that period you can see stadiums full of capacity. The most classic example can tend to be the UCLA Trojans, whose stadium, the Los Angeles Colliseum is extra full on every home game. The Los Angeles Rams, a proffesional NFL Team, is using the same Stadium as a home field and is yet to make a sold out game, on their two years of presence in the Angel City.
Esports and their continuous growth could not be left out of the College Sports equation. Back in 2014 , Robert Morris University of Pennsylvania was the first to give a full athletic scholarship – sponsored League of Legends team. Since then, the scene has ballooned to include around 50 programs, with a national governing body known as the National Association of Collegiate Esports as the main home for most of those organizations. The NACE works under the wisdom of the NCAA and we would not be surprised if we see an Esports Final Four in the near future. The 2018 League of Legends winner was the University of Boise, from the State of Idaho.