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These students just got free tuition for winning a video game tournament

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These students just got free tuition for winning a video game tournament

WATCH | Students from the University of Texas at Arlington just came up big at a national esports tournament, winning free tuition for the rest of their college careers.

The "Heroes of the Dorm" tournament came to a close at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Hosted by game developer, Blizzard Entertainment, and Tespa, a collegiate esports organization, the tournament pitted the best "Heroes of the Storm" teams from colleges across the nation.

These matches took place online, but the top four teams (called the Heroic Four) got the chance to go to Las Vegas to compete for the top title. These teams consisted of UC Irvine, the University of Kentucky, Louisiana State University, and UT Arlington.

UT Arlington ended up winning overall.

Each of the main players received the grand prize of free tuition (up to 3 years at a value of $75,000 total). This comes right after losing the national championship at last year's tournament to Arizona State University.

This, however, is just the beginning for the team, as they hope to push into the professional scene with the momentum built from this championship.

These students just got free tuition for winning a video game tournament

WATCH | This is just one example of the many collegiate tournaments for gamers. As this scene continues to grow, we may see many teams follow the suit of schools like UC Irvine, who themselves have awarded scholarships to their League of Legends gamers.

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