Southwestern Oklahoma State University is joining one of the fastest-growing segments in sports and entertainment by starting a competitive (or scholastic) eSports program on the Weatherford campus. The arena will have event space where spectators can watch eSports competitions. The program will also feature streaming so students, regardless of their location, can watch and cheer for SWOSU’s team.
eSports, or electronic sports, is a competition that involves team-based video games. With the new eSports program, SWOSU is excited to offer students another means of re-enforcing student engagement while collaborating within teams. eSports connects people from around the world through gaming.
SWOSU expects to compete in the following games: Super Smash Bros, Rocket League, League of Legends, Overwatch and Counter Strike.
“The main goal is to create a team headquarters for gamers on the SWOSU campus and to let people learn more about eSports,” Harrington said.
“We plan to help shape the eSports competition in western Oklahoma and other areas, providing students with insight into the kind of skill sets that will be useful,” Engle said.
Coach Hayden Harrington
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Director Joshua Engle
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