Twitch vowed to give back to its community by supporting them any way they could. What better way than to help them turn their passion into a career? In their first of an ongoing scholarship program, Landmark Competitive Gaming Scholarship, Twitch awarded $50,000 in scholarships to five winners.
Sponsored by SteelSeries, the Twitch & Alienware Scholarship winners were selected based on criteria that included academic and gaming achievements.
Let us take the time to congratulate those winners now.
: American School of Professional Psychology in Washington, D.C., PhD candidate
Halo expert and graduate student conducting doctoral dissertation research on the interplay between
video games, personality and mental health.
: Arizona State University, Computer Science
Fifteen year Diablo veteran and host of Diablo Daily for Team Evil Geniuses
: Pennsylvania State University, Computer Science
Competitive Team Fortress 2 player and aspiring game developer
: Michigan State University, Media Arts & Technology (Video Games Design &
Former professional Counter-Strike player and popular Twitch broadcaster
: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Mechanical Engineering
Starcraft and League of Legends fanatic.
Twitch & Alienware Scholarship will continue to give back to their community annually.
Live video game streaming is gaining momentum quickly as evidenced by the traffic to Twitch as well as the increase in pro tournaments, partnerships, charity drives, developer showcases and sponsor interest, said Emmett Shear, CEO of Twitch. The avid professional gaming and spectator community has helped us thrive with more than 20 million visitors a month, and this scholarship is our way of showing appreciation for their passion while reinforcing our commitment to what we view as a legitimate sport.