FSCC gears up for Gaming Greyhounds

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Fort Scott, Ks-- Fort Scott Community College is bringing competitive online gaming to campus with ‘eSports’. What is eSports? “eSports describes the world of competitive, organized video gaming. Competitors from different leagues or teams face off in the same games that are popular with at-home gamers: Fortnight, League of Legends, Counter-Strike, Call of Duty, Overwatch and Madden NFL, to name a few. These gamers are watched and followed by millions of fans all over the world, who attend live events or tune in on TV or online. Streaming services like Twitch allow viewers to watch as their favorite gamers play in real time, and this is typically where popular gamers build up their fandoms” (Willingham, A. 2018).

 

FSCC will be offering the following to students who are interested in becoming a Gaming Greyhound:

  • Books and Tuition scholarship for 15 credit hours
  • Private gaming area for practicing and competing
  • Travel for competitions
  • Networking with other gamers, spectators, and possible sponsors
  • A coach to lead them to victory

 

FSCC will be competing in the games League of Legends and Overwatch, with the possibility for more games in the near future.

“We are thrilled to add eSports to our varsity sports programs.  This is a multi-billions dollar industry that is growing every single year, and we are very excited to lead the way for two-year colleges in the region.  Esports has been one of our most requested activities from prospective students in recent years.  We believe this will open the doors to some exciting new partnerships with area sponsors, and we are looking forward to our gaming future” says Tom Havron, V.P. of Students and Athletic Director.

 

To find out more information or to become a Gaming Greyhound, contact Tom Havron at tomha@fortscott.edu or call 620.223.2700.  

 

For information regarding scholarships, please contact Admissions at admissions@fortscott.edu or call 620.223.2700 ext. 3510.

 

Reference:

Willingham, A. (2018) “What is eSports? A look at an explosive billion-dollar industry”. Retrieved from https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/27/us/esports-what-is-video-game-professiona....