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    Stephens eSports drops match to Georgia Southern but continues positive progress

    A projector screen located in the Stephens College’s Student Union of Stamper Common shows gunshots, deadly duels, and superpowers. These images don’t come from a television show or a movie, but instead from the eSports game “Overwatch,” an online, team-based, first-person shooter video game.

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    Culver-Stockton College Announces New Esports Program at Press Conference

    CANTON, Mo. – Culver-Stockton College is proud to announce the launch of a new sport; at the September board meeting, the board of trustees voted to begin a program for competitive video games known as esports. “C-SC is excited to add a new sport to campus,” stated President Kelly M. Thompson. “I know everyone is looking forward to recruiting…

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    The new scholarship sport: Collegiate esports can’t stop growing

    Alex Filutze ran into his living room when he heard the news. He blurted it out so fast his parents didn't understand, so he had to slow down and tell them a second time. He had just received a scholarship to attend Kansas Wesleyan University for the school’s newest sport: video gaming. “They didn’t really believe me,” Filutze said,…

  • News | | NAC eSports Staff

    Colleges Recruit a New Kind of Athlete: Video Gamers

    They’re the best of the best in college sport. They’re intensely recruited out of high school, they’re cheered by fans for their amazing skills, and, if they win, their universities bask in the glory. But they’re not football or basketball stars. They’re video game players, many of whom go by quirky screen names like Cackgod, Walrus, and Prototype. An…

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    At more US colleges, video gamers get the varsity treatment

    BOSTON (AP) — In some ways, they’re like typical college athletes. They’re on varsity teams. They train for hours between classes. Some get hefty scholarships. But instead of playing sports, they’re playing video games. Varsity gaming teams with all the trappings of sports teams are becoming increasingly common as colleges tap into the rising popularity of competitive gaming. After…

  • News | | NAC eSports Staff

    Varsity eSports at Boise State

    Beginning in 2017, Boise State will host competitive videogame teams (eSports) as an officially sanctioned varsity activity for undergraduate and graduate students. Teams will be recruited and selected from current students who have part or full-time status at Boise State University. They will compete in intercollegiate play as part of the National Association of Collegiate eSports (NACe). Teams will compete in…

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    Georgia State Introduces eSports Programs

    ATLANTA–Georgia State University has introduced programs for students interested in eSports, organized multiplayer video game competitions that are often broadcast, and which have spurred the development of collegiate teams at institutions across the United States. Georgia State has affiliated with two organizations that enable national tournament competition and regional play:  The university has joined the National Association of Collegiate…

  • Press Releases | | NAC eSports Staff

    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Georgia Southern University Join NACE

    Varsity competition to start this August. June 22, 2017 Kansas City, MO – The National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) is pleased to announce the approval of two institutions for membership in NACE, effective June 09, 2017. Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Georgia Southern University have joined NACE in anticipation of launching varsity esports programs for this coming academic year. “We’re…

  • News | | NAC eSports Staff

    College Scholarships for Video Games? It’s Happening

    For any parent who has fretted about their kids playing video games all day, here’s a reason to relax. Esports — team video game competition — is coming to more college campuses and some schools are treating these digital leagues like traditional sports, complete with recruiting, on-campus arenas and scholarships to entice students. “There’s a phrase out there —…

  • News | | NAC eSports Staff

    Video Games as a College Sport

    The idea of colleges fielding teams for video games, an oddity just several years ago, now supports an athletic conference and is seeing major growth. What was perhaps a wild pipe dream decades ago, merely a Dorito-fueled teenage daydream, has come true: colleges are paying students scholarships to play video games.

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