December 23, 2020

ESports will Take the Virtual Field at Bryant & Stratton College this Year

By B&SC Athletics Team

ESports will Take the Virtual Field at Bryant & Stratton College this Year

Parents everywhere are being proven wrong. You can, in fact, earn a paycheck playing video games.

The best in the field command six figure salaries. Now, the Bryant & Stratton College Bobcats are crafting teams, constructing a 500-square foot esports Lab and preparing to not just compete but to dominate the growing sport.

“We’re gearing up towards building a team and growing so that our students could potentially be recruited for a professional league,” said esports Head Coach James Claiborne. “We are aiming to build a reputation and become a force in this arena.”

Esports encompasses a variety of online, team-based video games. Club and professional teams were established early in the 2000s and interest has been growing since. Now, 100 colleges across the nation belong to NACE, the largest governing body of college eSport teams.

Bryant & Stratton plans to join NACE this year and offer scholarships to new and current students starting in 2019. Currently NACE member colleges support more than 1,500 student athletes and offer more than