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University Is Offering Scholarships To Fortnite Players—And Twitter Is Ready To Apply

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At any given point in time, there are about 3 million people playing the video game Fortnite on Xbox, Playstation, or PC, making it the most played game in the world. In Fortnite Battle Royale, 100 players are dropped onto an island littered with guns with nothing but a pickaxe and the ability to build forts out of harvested materials—the last player left alive is the winner. The game has become massively popular on Snapchat and Twitter, but that popularity has just found a new avenue: American collegiate institutions.

Ohio's Ashland University will now offer a Fortnite based scholarship through their e-sports team (which plays Overwatch, Rocket League, and Fortnite).


The Ashland e-sports team is truly honored to be what will surely be the first of MANY colleges offering Fortnite scholarships.

Young twitter users were, needless to say, pretty interested in enrolling at Ashland.

It looks like Ashland is taking the whole e-sports wave very seriously.

And, among gamers at least, it's one of the classiest things Ashland can do.

But the real question we all should be asking?

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