Boise State University Esports, League of Legends Team.

Boise State University Esports, League of Legends Team.

WHERE TO FIND BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY ESPORTS, LEAGUE OF LEGENDS TEAM.

Location

JUMP (Jump Room)

1000 W Myrtle St

Date & Time

Saturday, March 23rd

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Tags

HackfortAll Ages

Location

JUMP (Jump Room)

1000 W Myrtle St

Date & Time

Saturday, March 23rd

2:00 pm to 2:50 pm

Tags

HackfortAll Ages

ABOUT

Esports, or competitive video game playing, is a world-wide activity enjoyed daily by tens of millions of participants and viewers. While only recently gaining mainstream recognition from U.S. news outlets and networks, organized professional and amateur tournaments continue to expand on a meteoric pace. The Boise State Esports program is the brainchild of Dr. Chris Haskell and Dr. Brett Shelton.

Boise State eSports became the 3rd FBS school to designate its official university varsity program in 2017. As of January 2019, now over 200 schools now have a varsity esports designation. Being one of the first, Boise State has quickly risen to be recognized as the premier eSports program in the country, having officially 60 varsity players who were broadcast in live events totaling over 200 hours and competing against over 80 schools during the fall 2018 semester alone. Boise State also hosted the first ever high school eSports championships in 2018 which brought national recognition and interest from students from across the state and nation.

The growth at Boise State has been embraced and supported through interdisciplinary and cross-college efforts. The College of Education is home to the faculty founders and directors of the eSports program, and is offering academic courses to complement its program at both the undergraduate and graduate levels through the Department of Educational Technology. The College of Innovation and Design is supporting the program with facilities, advancement and financial oversight, including the opening of a new eSports arena at the Venture College location in downtown Boise for the spring 2019 semester. . We expect the growth of university eSports to continue on its current trajectory with additional national entities becoming more involved in the forthcoming years.