January 3, 2019

Bryant & Stratton College Hampton & Virginia Beach Campuses Launching Esports

By B&SC News Team

Bryant & Stratton College Hampton & Virginia Beach Campuses Launching Esports

Bryant & Stratton College announced today the athletics department is launching a competitive Esports program at the Hampton and Virginia Beach campuses starting in fall 2019.

Bryant & Stratton will be the sixth college in Virginia to offer Esports as part of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), which serves as the governing body to more than 100 colleges and universities, setting standards for eligibility and conduct for collegiate Esports.

The college plans to offer co-ed Esports teams that will hold full-size rosters. To compliment the program, the Hampton Campus plans to create a 500-square foot Esports Lab where the team will practice and compete. The lab will feature 15 high-end gaming computers, gaming bays, and consoles. The gaming center will be open to all students and staff during designated hours.

Bryant & Stratton will make eSports an official varsity sport by joining NACE and will 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