An esports tournament that spanned the majority of a state university system went a long way in helping students feel like a part of the community--even while remote

How esports brings students together during social isolation


An esports tournament that spanned the majority of a state university system went a long way in helping students feel like a part of the community--even while remote

Being a traditional athletic director, I have been told many times that I should be offended by esports, particularly the use of “sports” in its name. Competitors don’t jump (unless out of their seats), run, or use a ball. Certainly, all of that should be an affront to my natural proclivity toward the more traditional physically-taxing competitions like football, soccer, or lacrosse.

But esports offers nearly all the same rewarding traits
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