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    HU becomes first Mid-Atlantic university to join National Association of Collegiate eSports

    Harrisburg University of Science and Technology recently became the first Mid-Atlantic University, and the 50th in the nation, to join the National Association of Collegiate eSports (NACE). As a part of its international recruiting effort, Harrisburg University will offer 15 full athletic scholarships—making eSports the university’s first varsity sport. “We are a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) university…

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    Averett University Launches New Esports Competitive Gaming Team

    University the first four-year institution in Virginia to add varsity-level program Contact: Cassie Williams Jones (434) 791-5684                                                    Email:                                        DANVILLE, Va. (Oct. 30, 2017) – Averett University today announced it is joining the national ranks of colleges and universities competing in the explosive collegiate esports arena. As the only four-year university in the Commonwealth of Virginia to…

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    Stephens College esports focuses on future, not results

    In the basement below a cafe where students wait in line for lattes and study for exams, six Overwatch players for Stephens College, an all-women’s school in Columbia, Missouri, drum furiously on chunky keyboards, their eyes darting across their computer monitors in a synchronized dance with the mouses in their right hands.

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    Midwest emerges as the home of college esports

    The home of collegiate esports is right in the middle of nowhere. Flyover country, they call it. This isn’t the West Coast, where the North American League of Legends Championship Series and Overwatch League live. It isn’t the Northeast with its vibrant fighting game community. No, this is a part of the country best known for being flat. But…

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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,…

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    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…

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    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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