Esports arena generates multiple events

Posted on October 10, 2022

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Grand opening of Esports arena for UNCG students

Esports continue to grow at UNCG. Last summer, the UNCG Network for the Cultural Study of Videogaming collaborated with UNCG’s Esports Summer Camp, offering instructional content on gaming, community, and accessibility.

During the first week of classes, a “First Year Play” brought students together to connect across common interests. The fall 2022 Ashby Dialog series is focusing on queerness, diversity, and inclusion in videogames, furthering the academic and community study of gaming. And course development mini-grants in the College of Arts and Sciences have led to 10 new faculty-developed courses created in recent months.

The UNCG Esports Arena and Learning Lab’s opening generated media coverage and buzz among prospective students. The arena will get more attention this fall, when UNCG will partner with EPIC Games to host a Fortnite tournament for high school and collegiate gamers.

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Photo by Martin W. Kane.

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