Hartwick’s eSports intramural program is a great way to bring together students who are competitive gamers and introduce others to the eSports experience.
Hartwick is part of the first wave of institutions nationally to move into competitive collegiate eSports. Students interested in the new intramural program, eSports@WICK, may join starting in spring 2018.
What are eSports?
eSports (or Electronic Sports) are organized video game competitions, often tournament style, where players and teams from all over the world compete for prize money and notoriety. There are many eSports competitions around the world and across all gaming platforms.
The most common video game genres associated with eSports are real-time strategy, fighting, first-person shooter (FPS), and multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA).
Tournaments such as The International, the League of Legends World Championship, the Evolution Championship Series and the Intel Extreme Masters provide live broadcasts of the competition, and prize money to competitors.
eSports are extremely popular with college-aged participants. An estimated 22% of American male millennials watch eSports, virtually equal with baseball and hockey in terms of viewership among that demographic, according to industry analyst NewZoo.
Want to join the team?
Complete our eSports Interest Form
For more information contact, Bruce Campbell, Executive Director of Information Technology Services and eSports@WICK Advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org.