Esports Are Growing at Illinois Colleges
The world of esports has exploded over the past few years. At its core, it’s competitive video gaming, with many of the trappings you might associate with traditional sports like cheering crowds and excited announcers. College campuses have played a role in the rise of esports. Where there was once just a handful of programs nationwide, more than 170 colleges and universities are now part of the National Association of Collegiate Esports — including multiple schools in Illinois.
The 21st spoke to the director of esports at Northern Illinois University, the president of Illini Esports and the Director of Competitive at Illini Esports to hear more.
Director of esports at NIU
President, Illini Esports
Former Director of Competitive, Illini Esports
Announcing the Fierce Gamer Scholarship, NIU Esports’ new scholarship, provided by Dr. Levi Harrison!— NIU Esports (@EsportsNIU) July 13, 2022
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