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In this Aug. 25, 2017, photo, Connor Nguyen, at right, and Griffin Williams, second from right, compete in a “Super Smash Bros. Melee” tournament at the Shine eSports festival at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. Griffin, 21, is captain of an esports team at the University of California, Irvine, and Nguyen, 23, is a graduate of the school. The University of California, Irvine, is among a growing number of U.S. schools starting to offer at least partial scholarships to students who compete in esports, competitive video-game playing. (AP Photo/Collin Binkley)