Austin College club sports adds a new team this fall—and this one doesn’t compete on an athletics field. The newly launched esports club team provides a collegial atmosphere for students interested in the ever-growing technology industry. Through esports, teams compete worldwide in high-level strategy electronic gaming. This year’s play will include League of Legends, Overwatch, and Hearthstone. Interest is high; esports are perfect fit for many talented Austin College students who literally have grown up with the gaming industry.
While the club team revolves around gaming, the team isn’t just for gamers. The Austin College program is designed to provide experiential learning through program leadership roles and the creation and production of videos, all of which are preparation for careers as writers, video editors, analysts, coaches, broadcasters, and more. Brett Boessen, associate professor of media studies, is faculty sponsor for the group.
Support is needed to more fully establish this exciting and innovative program on campus and further its growth. A gift to Austin College esports helps provide a space for this Austin College community to connect and learn in a unique environment. The resources provided by your gifts help provide an enhanced experience and allow us to build great leaders and creative minds.
You can help ensure continued student community engagement and positive experiences for Austin College students by making a gift designated to Austin College esports.