CHICAGO, May 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- When deciding on a school and area of study, it's important for students to choose something they enjoy and are passionate about. Although many parents dislike the idea of it, a lot of times video games are a huge interest in what is traditionally thought of as the college age group. However, the gaming industry is huge, and incorporating gaming or eSports into the college experience can be an exciting perk for students.
League of Legends, in particular, has a huge following worldwide and has even contributed to eSports becoming recognized as a Varsity Sport at Robert Morris University in Chicago. Jessica Turner, research editor at OnlineCollegePlan.com, sought out champion teams which represent different colleges in the United States in order to create the ranking, "Top 20 Colleges for League of Legends eSports Gamers" (http://www.onlinecollegeplan.com/league-of-legends-esports-gamers/). Full methodology can be found preceding the ranking.
California is represented by three schools in this ranking, University of California, Irvine (7), University of California, Los Angeles (13), and California State University, Fullerton (19).
Chicago, Illinois is represented by both Robert Morris University (1), and University of Chicago (12).
Two schools from Georgia are recognized, Georgia Tech (2) in Atlanta, and University of Georgia (18) in Athens.
Texas ranks two schools as well, University of Texas (5) and Texas A&M University (6).
Boston University (16) and Harvard University (20) both represent Massachusetts in the ranking.
The complete ranking of schools can be found below in descending order:
20. Harvard University - Cambridge, Massachusetts
19. California State University, Fullerton - Fullerton, California
18. University of Georgia - Athens, Georgia
17. Temple University - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
16. Boston University - Boston, Massachusetts
15. SUNY at Stony Brook - Stony Brook, New York
14. Purdue University - West Lafayette, Indiana
13. University of California, Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California
12. University of Chicago - Chicago, Illinois
11. Michigan State University - East Lansing, Michigan
10. University of Washington - Seattle, Washington
9. Vanderbilt University - Nashville, Tennessee
8. Florida State - Tallahassee, Florida
7. University of California, Irvine - Irvine, California
6. Texas A&M University - College Station, Texas
5. University of Texas - Austin, Texas
4. University of Maryland - College Park, Maryland
3. Ohio State University - Columbus, Ohio
2. Georgia Tech - Atlanta, Georgia
1. Robert Morris University - Chicago, Illinois
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