Boise State announced on August 30th they would be adding a varsity Esports program to the school’s competitive repertoire. Esports is a growing trend that has reached competitive popularity in colleges within the last few years. The games currently available to play at the college level are League of Legends, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, and Rocket League.
Boise State’s announcement makes them one of the four Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools to have an organized official varsity team. Boise State’s push to be on the forefront of Esports is a product of the vision of two professors on campus who have been working on the project for six months.
Education Technology Department Head Brett Shelton, and Education Technology Professor Chris Haskell started this project in the belief that this up-and-coming trend would be an excellent way to help educate students in new ways at Boise State.
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