Colleges offering scholarships for League of Legends has officially becoming a thing, with the University of Pikeville in Kentucky revealing the formation of a brand-new eSports program. The school is currently putting together the program, which should debut sometime this fall.
A federal judge has ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in the Ed O'Bannon v. NCAA antitrust case, knocking down the restrictions against college athletes profiting off their name, image, and likeness.
There will be no new release of an EA NCAA Football game this year. The man most frequently blamed for this is a former UCLA basketball star named Ed O'Bannon, who had the temerity to sue the NCAA and EA for using his image without asking permission and without negotiating to pay for it.
Over the past few years, we've seen a remarkable rise in the popularity of competitive gaming. The fighting game community gets bigger and bigger; the Dota 2 International's prize pool is almost up to $10 million; and League of Legends remains one of the biggest games around.
Four class-action suits brought by former NCAA players against EA Sports and the Collegiate Licensing Company were settled back in September 2013 for $40 million, but aside from the amount, most of the other terms needed ironing out. On Friday night, the parties filed a settlement with the U.S. District Court for…