Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Game on Video Gaming as a College Sport? Times Change

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Game on Video Gaming as a College Sport? Times Change

Article excerpt

Parents accustomed to urging their children to turn off the video games and get outside would probably be perplexed by the news at Lourdes University in northern Ohio. President Mary Ann Gawelek said last week that her school will have scholarships available for students who are good at gaming.

Not games of football or baseball or even fencing, but fantasy games played on a video screen against students across the country.

The private liberal arts school is planning on recruiting 30 men and women to join its competitive video gaming teams. Those students will play in leagues and tournaments in the National Association of eSports, which formed last year and has about 30 other colleges and universities.

Initially teams will compete this fall in League of Legends, a multiplayer battle-arena game, but the university eventually plans to expand to a team of 60 gamers, who will play Hearthstone, Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm. …

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