Popularity of College Esports Programs Continues to Rise
Esports create an opportunity for students to collaborate and participate in teams, which will set them up for success in the workforce. Before implementing an esports program on campus, IT teams should prepare by updating networks, firewalls and devices.
Anthony Salcito, VP of Education, Microsoft
Donald Tharp, CIO, Ashland University
- Many institutions model esports teams off of traditional sports programs.
- Esports is the second most popular sport globally.
- Ashland University had 600 applications the first time the institution announced it was offering esports scholarships.