Bethany Lutheran College seeks top-level competitors for varsity and JV competition in Overwatch, League of Legends, and Rocket League starting in the 2019-2020 season.
Bethany’s Erik “Doa” Lonnquist is an internationally acclaimed esports broadcaster, an alumnus of Bethany, and a founder of Bethany’s esports program. Bethany joined the National Association of Collegiate esports (NACE) in 2019 with plans for shaping an esports gaming facility for the 2019-2020 season.
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Scholarships for esports are awarded to top-level competitors who will represent Bethany Lutheran College on varsity or JV esports teams.
The awarded competitors must be a full-time student at Bethany Lutheran College and maintain a GPA of 2.0 and be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree from Bethany Lutheran College.
In exchange for the scholarship, the student competitor must dedicate 10 hours per week to their respective esports team (including, but not limited to exercise, scrims, VOD review, team study halls, and other team activities.) The competitor must maintain their main account in good behavioral standing according to the respective rules of each esport (permanently banned players may not participate in Bethany Lutheran College Esports.) The athlete must remain in good standing with the esports director and coach, esports teammates and peers, as well as Bethany’s faculty, staff, and fellow students.
Scholarships are awarded based on talent, behavior, academic standing and commitment.