University first in US to offer Fortnite scholarship!

For all you battle royale shooters if you think you have Ninja like skills you can get a scholarship to Ashland University.

The university esports team debuting this fall will be be adding Fortnite, and awarding a scholarship of $4000 to competitors. Among other titles for athletes to it’s roster are League of Legends, Overwatch, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Rocket League.

“Fortnite appeals to both the core and casual gaming audience,” said Ashland esports head coach Josh Buchanan in a release. “We’re excited to provide this platform for gamers who want to showcase their skills in a more competitive space. Fortnite facilitates an environment that allows players to get creative, innovate and show off their mastery of their skills.”

According to NorthJersey.com more than 3.4 million people play the survival game. Fortnite Battle Royale is also reportedly the most viewed game on Twitch. Ashland University is one of 66 colleges and universities in the U.S. that have joined the National Association of Collegiate Esports since it was founded in 2016.

Those interested in competing for Ashland’s University esports’ team you can apply here.