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Barton College will participate in the Carolina Games Summit in Historic Downtown Wilson scheduled for Friday, February 17th and Saturday February 18th. Barton College plans to award more than 50 scholarships totaling over $100,000 across 14 esports tournaments.

“We are excited to again partner with Barton College to provide a clear path for prospective esports athletes who also want to gain a nationally recognized college education,” says Michael Everett, Creative Director for Carolina Games Summit. “This year Carolina Games Summit will feature 14 tournaments across 10 games with all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place competitors eligible to receive a $2,000 esports scholarship to Barton College.”

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

For more information on this exciting program, visit

"We are excited to partner with the Carolina Games Summit again this year and hope these scholarships provide a pathway for aspiring gamers to pursue their passion for gaming while earning a nationally recognized degree," said Dr. Paul Christianson, Head Esports Coach at Barton College.

Prospective students also will be able to visit Barton College representatives and current esports team members at their exhibition booth to get their scholarship or program questions answered quickly. Barton College Fall 2023 application is open and currently accepting new applications for high school seniors. Visit to submit your FREE application today! If you are interested in setting up a campus visit to Barton College before your competition, email Kaitlyn Dean, Senior Associate Director of Admissions, at to set up your campus tour!

Tickets are available to the public and may be purchased online or at the door. This website fully lists 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
Founded in 1902, Barton College is a four-year, private, liberal arts college located in Wilson, N.C. The Barton Experience focuses on academic excellence within a wide range of professional and liberal arts programs leading to baccalaureate and graduate degrees, including master’s degrees in Nursing, Kinesiology, Criminology and Criminal Justice Sciences, School Administration, and an MBA in Strategic Leadership. Barton celebrates innovation and bold thinking among faculty and staff as the College nurtures bold leadership development among students. Barton offers purposeful internships, practicums, and research/presentation in academic disciplines; engaging co-curricular cohorts; meaningful international travel and study; opportunities to give back through community service; an impressive array of cultural events; and diverse athletic competition among 24 collegiate teams. Additional information regarding Barton Esports can be found on the official website:

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