The purpose of the league is to provide opportunities for HBCU students to compete within an organized esports league and gain access to educational and scholarship support, Twitch said.
In a state that's constantly looking for new things to bet on, New Jersey lawmakers are moving forward with a proposal to authorize wider wagering on competitive video game tournaments, also known as esports.
New Jersey's casinos and racetracks are now taking bets on competitive video game tournaments, looking to expand the state's fast-growing sports betting industry to the $1 billion video tournament market.
In August, 32 of the best FIFA 18 Xbox and PlayStation players will battle it to become global champion. Yet unlike the actual World Cup, the e-sport version has an American representative from the MLS's e-league.