Pro gamers who face off in professional leagues are nothing new however a university adding gaming as a competitive sport is. Considering most dorm rooms are full of X-Boxes and Play Stations we figure this was inevitable.

Now the kids dubbed “slackers” who pound Red Bulls and game online till 4am can do so on partial athletic scholarships.

The Online Gaming World is Laying Some Serious Tracks

Robert Morris U, located in Chicago, will be first to have ‘Da Gamers” on scholarships.

The Online Gaming World is Laying Some Serious Tracks

The school of “higher gaming” will pay 50% tuition and 50% room and board to 45-50 students who earn their way onto The League of Legends team.

The Online Gaming World is Laying Some Serious Tracks

The gamers will be varsity athletes just like quarterbacks and point guards. Our guess is the varsity jackets will go along way in getting these dudes laid as most chicks dig athletes.

The Online Gaming World is Laying Some Serious Tracks