Esports is now part of the athletic program at Anderson University. The team will begin competing in the fall of this year.
The university has had an esports club on campus since 2017, with associate professor Dr. Justin Lambright serving as faculty advisor.
“Esports is a market which has seen incredible growth worldwide over the last few years and is projected to have a viewership over 250 million by 2022, which would rival or eclipse that of the NFL,” said Lambright. “On the collegiate side, NACE (National Association of Collegiate Esports) has grown to include over 170 institutions as institutions across the country are getting on board.”
The inaugural team will compete in Rocket League, League of Legends and CS:GO, with plans for more games in the future. The team will hold open tryouts for men and women once a new esports coach is hired. Learn more about the new team here.