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In June of this year, the MAC announced the creation of an independent esports conference – the Esports Collegiate Conference (ESC) – to facilitate and foster high-quality competition among college esports teams. With a history of competitive club esports, NIU was a natural fit as one of the founding members of the conference, which now...
Northern Illinois University students and community members now have expanded access to casual and competitive video gaming. The new NIU Esports Arena on the main DeKalb campus and planned Esports Cafés at NIU Naperville and NIU Hoffman Estates regional centers, featuring gaming technology donated by Dell, are part of an effort by NIU to expand...
Did you know that esports are among the fastest growing sports on college campuses, with more than 70 varsity and 200 club teams on U.S. college campuses as of March 2018? Esports – or professional video gaming – is also a multi-million dollar global business, with career opportunities in professional gaming, marketing and merchandising, event...
What if playing video games could help prepare junior high and high school students for college and career success? In the right competitive and collaborative environment, it can do just that – while also being a lot of fun. This past summer, the NIU Esports Bootcamp introduced students in grades 7 to 12 to popular...
Attention all gamers: Northern Illinois University’s Esports Club welcomes players of all stripes, casual or competitive, to join the ranks and have some fun. Esports – organized, competitive video gaming events with championships at the regional, national and international level – have become a multi-million dollar industry in recent years and are growing in popularity...