E-sports

Kent State University has joined a rapidly growing movement around the country and started an eSports program to recruit video gamers and form a team to compete against other schools.

Kent State held its first eSports tournament on Saturday, complete with play-by-play announcers, fans in the stands and an online stream of the six-person teams playing the shoot-em-up game “Overwatch.”

eSport gamers play League of Legends during a competion.
Joueurs de League of Legends au Meltdown Paris / Wikipedia Commons

Kent State University could be the latest school to add a varsity program for e-sports, multiplayer videogame competitions.

Lined up at a row of computers, five Ohio State University students stare intently at their screens amid the clatter of keyboards and mouse clicks. They're keeping in shape — so to speak.

Karen Ducey / League of Legends Facebook

A typical Big Ten conference matchup might feature the Ohio State and Michigan football teams, or maybe Wisconsin and Penn State facing off in hockey. Later this month, though, the conference is headed in a new direction: video games.

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