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Barton College will again be participating in the annual Carolina Games Summit at The Maxwell Center in Goldsboro, NC. This year they plan to award 153 scholarships totaling over $300,000 on Friday, January 31st, 6 pm to 11 pm and Saturday, February 1st from 10 am to 9 pm. That is enough scholarships for every Carolina Games Summit first, second, and third place esports competition winner to receive one.

“This scholarship opportunity at Barton College provides a clear path for prospective students who want to gain a nationally recognized college education while they push the limits of their esports career,” says Michael Everett, Creative Director for Carolina Games Summit. “Attendees to the Carolina Games Summit will be able to participate in one of 27 tournaments across 24 games and all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place competitors will be eligible for a Barton College $2,000 scholarship”

Barton College competes in a variety of games in the National Association of Collegiate Esports, American Video Game League, Collegiate Starleague, and TESPA. The list includes League of Legends, Rocket League, CS: GO, Call of Duty, Rainbow Six, Apex Legends, Super Smash Bros, Paladins, Smite, Fortnite, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Madden, FIFA, and NBA 2K.

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"We're excited to be partnering with Carolina Games Summit again this year and hope these scholarships help turn amateur esports athletes into professionals while gaining a degree they will have forever," said Paul Christianson, Head Esports Coach at Barton College.

Prospective students will also be able to visit Barton College representatives and current esports athletes at their exhibition booth to get their scholarship or program questions answered quickly.

Tickets are available to the public and may be purchased online or at the door. Visit the official web site,, for a full listing of all the speakers, exhibitors, and additional details. Contact the event organizers at for more information on attending, exhibiting or speaking at the Carolina Games Summit.

About Barton College
Located in Wilson, North Carolina, Barton College is an academic community of approximately 1,000 students and 200 faculty and staff. Nationally recognized for its programs in education, deaf education, nursing, and social work and for its championship athletic teams, the school maintains a close-knit atmosphere and emphasizes individual attention and engaged learning. Additional information can be found on the official web site:

About Carolina Games Summit
Carolina Games Summit® hosts events throughout the year to give amateur esports enthusiasts access to professionally run tournaments as well as industry advice and contacts. Our goal is to provide a clear path for all individuals seeking a career in professional gaming through scholarships, educational opportunities, and professionally run tournaments. Additional information can be found on the official web site:

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