Boise State is launching an eSports program and will celebrate with a launch party from 7-10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, in the Student Union Building Jordan Ballroom.
The launch party is open to Boise State students, faculty, area high school students and the community and will feature a DJ, food, games, prizes and special guests.
The program plans to host teams of Boise State students who will compete in five games, including League of Legends, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm and Rocket League.
eSports teams compete in competitive video gaming as an officially sanctioned, varsity activity for undergraduate and graduate students. Teams are recruited and selected from current students who have part- or full-time status. eSports are not part of the Boise State Athletic Department nor currently organized or regulated by the NCAA, NAIA or other national governing body.
For more information about the program, contact Chris Haskell, educational technology clinical assistant professor and eSports program co-director, or Brett Shelton, educational technology department chair and eSports program co-director. You can also read about Boise State’s eSports program on ESPN.com.