Kentucky college offering video game scholarships

PIKEVILLE, Ky. -- A Kentucky college is creating a new opportunity for video game lovers hoping to make a career of their passion.

Now, they can be student athletes.

The University of Pikeville is making video games an official sport and will offer scholarships to gamers starting this fall.

A graduate has stepped up to be a coach for those who play "League of Legends," an online battle arena game.

Formal competition play will start during fall semester.

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