Freshmen will be able to receive money for playing in Dota 2 and World of Tanks.
St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO) was the first in Russia to conduct scholarships to support first-year students engaged in e-sports. This was reported in the Federation of Computer Sports.
Only state budget students who entered ITMO with a score of at least 250 points on the USE will be eligible for the award, noted ITMO. Passing the portfolio competition, they will be able to receive 10,000 rubles a month for two semesters with good and excellent academic performance.
A scholarship to cyber-sports students will be paid as part of the project of the student sports club ITMO “Kronverks Leopards”. At the same time, only five studentswill participate in the scholarship program in eleven high-priority disciplines for the university .