ITMO University of Saint Petersburg has introduced scholarships for eSports players, being the first Russian university to do so. First-year students will be able to receive money for games such as World of Tanks or World of Warships.
Only state budget students who entered ITMO with a score of at least 250 points on the university entering exam 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 or excellent academic performance.
A scholarship to cyber-sports students will be paid as part of the project by the student ITMO sports club “Kronverks Leopards”. In total, only five students will participate in the scholarship program in eleven high-priority disciplines of the university.
Among them we can find all three flagship games of Wargaming: WoT, WoWS and even WoWP: