Esports program launches at Northwestern State

The world of video games and esports is moving at a blistering pace across the country. The same can be said for the newly launched Northwestern State University Esports program offering students of all skill levels the chance to play and compete in some of the most popular games in the country.

At its core esports is the world of organized, competitive games. Players from around the world compete in various leagues, on teams or individually, and face off against one another. Games like Fortnite, Call of Duty, Overwatch and Madden are played in front of millions of fans in both live events and through online streaming services like Twitch.

The industry has exploded over the past several years, and NSU has taken the lead in esports in the state with its new state-of-the-art facility.

Located inside the Friedman Student Union in the former campus bookstore, the NSU Esports arena is home to one of the largest gaming experiences in the state. The 3,500 squarefoot lounge holds 24 fullyequipped computers, multiple consoles and plenty of room for students to dive headfirst into a wide array of gaming worlds. The space is designed with the students in mind and made for both competitive and recreational gaming.



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