CCE to offer scholarships for esports varsity athletes

Collegiate Center for Esports (CCE) will be more than just a game as possible scholarship opportunities down the road await online gaming aspirants when it rolls out the carpet for the season-by-season calendar after its official launch in October.

Aside from enjoying an organized campus-based platform to showcase their online gaming wares, budding esports players could also earn scholarships as they proudly represent their school colors in this groundbreaking league.

“That’s the goal, providing scholarships for players. CCE envisions to build that bridge for the Filipino dreamers in this modern age,” said CCE spokesperson Waiyip Chong.

Championing a cause for academic and sporting excellence through esports, CCE will allocate the prizes and rewards for its breakthrough tourney to scholarship purposes in kind for the aspiring esports players which will have their turn in the official CCE season.

So far, a select number of schools have embraced the budding new sporting discipline as they adapt to the ever-changing times.

Lyceum of the Philippines University, for one, has opened a door for gamers to have a future career and profession by launching the country’s first Bachelor of Science in Esports with tracks on Esports Management and Game and Design Development.

De La Salle-College of St. Benilde has also offered courses on Bachelor of Science in Interactive Entertainment and Multimedia Computing, Major in Game Development and Major in Game Art.

Other schools nationwide have also begun exploring in establishing game development degree programs with a possibility of incorporating esports as a whole with the continuous worldwide rise of the gaming industry, market and revenue-wise.

CCE has already opened its curtains over the weekend with Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 1-on-1 Exhibition Matches, with varsity athletes from 10 renowned universities and colleges in Metro Manila representing them in these friendly games.

It’s a prelude to its main event launch in October featuring a 5-on-5 MLBB Varsity Cup among basketball players from Arellano University, St. Benilde, Emilio Aguinaldo College, Jose Rizal University, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Lyceum, Mapua University, San Beda University, San Sebastian College - Recoletos, and University of Perpetual Help System DALTA.

Sports equipment and apparels will also be handed out to respective schools taking part in the historic esports campus league.