Launching in Fall 2020, esports (online competitive gaming) will be joining our lineup of nationally ranked sports teams. Far from the days of being a secluded pastime restricted to arcades and hobby shops, esports has shown tremendous growth in popularity. About 200 colleges nationwide have esports teams, and states now recognize esports as a high school varsity sport.
Esports offers a great opportunity for students to get involved on campus and connect with their peers. Additionally, students will have opportunities to learn about the industry, currently worth $1 billion and rising, and gain skills needed to pursue lucrative careers in this high-growth field.