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Paul Reinert Earns Central’s First Esports Scholarship

(Central) One student at Central High School has made history after becoming the school’s first E-sports scholarship recipient. Paul Reinert is heading to Central Methodist University in the fall with only a few of years of competitive gaming under his belt…

Reinert is apart of a new age of athletes that have broken into the mainstream in recent years. Just as baseball, basketball, and soccer players play for travel teams in the offseason, esports players work on their craft outside of their school teams too…

Being a gamer, Reinert has dabbled in a multitude of titles during his gaming career, but he has since focused on Overwatch from a competitive standpoint. Overwatch can be described as a combination of a First Person Shooter (FPS) and a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) that is played using a mouse and keyboard. During the summer, he dedicates a lot of time to improving…

You must be wondering what his parents think of all of this…

There will be others at Central that receive college scholarships for esports, but Paul Reinert will always be the first.

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