If you're good at throwing, catching or hitting objects with sticks, then it's possible to go to college for free on an athletic scholarship. Kids who spent warm summer days indoors working out how to trounce their foes online, on the other hand, get nothing more than a raised eyebrow and a sneer from the admissions tutor. ESPN and Blizzard are hoping to rectify that situation with its Heroes of the Dorm contest, which is coming back for a second year. The tournament matches teams from various colleges, with the members of the winning team earning free tuition for the rest of their degree.
2015 was a big year for eSports' slow creep toward the mainstream and 2016 is already on course to be even better for gamers. A few weeks back, ESPN launched a dedicated section to the sport, and the CW will broadcast a Mortal Kombat tournament for the first time next month. If you're a college-age Heroes of the Storm player and fancy participating, you can sign up between now and February 18th. The first matches will be broadcast on March 19th, with ESPN3, Twitch and YouTube all taking part in the fun.