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For the past four years, NIU senior Alex Kramer has witnessed the growth of collegiate esports firsthand as a player, a student worker and a community ambassador, and through lectures and academics. Esports – the field of organized, competitive video gaming – is a multimillion-dollar industry with the same opportunities for coaching, marketing, management, data...
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...
Esports – competitive video gaming – is a growing phenomenon on college campuses. In October 2018, there were more than 80 collegiate varsity esports teams and more than 270 collegiate esports clubs in the United States. NIU recognizes the importance of esports for building community, promoting healthy gaming practices, and supporting new technologies in learning...
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...