Purchase College Launches Esports Team This Fall
This semester, Purchase College, State University of New York (SUNY), joined the growing number of colleges across the country that are hosting an Esports team. Research shows that the fastest growing sport has big benefits for college campuses.
Purchase, NY November 06, 2023 --(PR.com)-- This semester, Purchase College, State University of New York (SUNY), joined the growing number of colleges across the country that are hosting an Esports team. Esports, or electronic sports, are competitive video games that are played at more than 50 SUNY schools and more than 175 college teams across the country. According to the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), more than 5,000 athletes are currently competing on esports teams.
In conjunction with this initiative, which was the brainchild of the college’s Office of Communications & Creative Services, the college has repurposed an out of use planetarium to create an Esports Arena equipped with 20 Alienware PCs with headsets and six Nintendo Switch consoles. Students play eight games competitively and at nine at the club level, based on their interests. The most popular games include: Overwatch 2, Valorant, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
In addition to creating connections and fostering a lively campus community, Esports is an excellent platform for ...
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