Ball State, Daleville Schools Form Esports Partnership
Ball State University and Daleville Community Schools have formed an esports partnership. As part of the one-year agreement, Ball State will host students from Daleville Jr.-Sr. High School at its new Esports Center for games, practices, and competitions.
Ball State says Daleville students will also get coaching and instruction from Ball State Esports student-athletes and the program’s director and varsity head coach Dan Marino.
“Ball State’s esports program strives to provide its students with innovative opportunities to learn and to make connections with their peers and within the community,” Marino said. “Through our esports opportunities, students will find their passion and purpose at Ball State, and we are excited to partner with Daleville Community Schools to extend our reach and foster important relationships with the next generation of egamers.”
Both Ball State and Daleville formed their esports programs in 2020. At Ball State, the varsity team competes with 12 members of the Mid-American Conference in the independent Esports Collegiate Conference.
Daleville Jr.-Sr. High School’s esports program will compete as a club team this season within the Indiana High School Esports Network. The Daleville varsity team is planning to compete in multiple games, including Valorant, Rocket League, and Fortnite.