We have invested heavily in our brand new esports program, creating a dedicated esports facility with top-of-the-line equipment, including 18 gaming stations. Each has a 2080 RTX Supers with 32 gigabytes of ram, 27-inch 144 Hertz monitors, 30 plus games pre-loaded, and a 1 gigabyte up/down internet connection.
The program is designed for gamers who want to compete at the highest level and we have competitive scholarships for all gaming athletes that qualify. The program is perfect for gamers who want to push their gaming to the next level and want to come in and play with like-minded individuals.
“Webber International University has always excelled in incorporating effective student engagement strategies and producing learning outcomes that translate into extraordinary personal growth and amazing career opportunities,” said Dr. Charles S. Shieh, Chief Academic Officer. “Webber Esports is going to be just one more way for students to enjoy a transformational experience as future gamers through this very exciting world-wide cultural phenomenon.”
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Competitive online gaming has exploded over the past few years, resulting in Esports expanding into intercollegiate athletics. Over 80 colleges/universities and 1,500 student-athletes are members of NACE, and the national association has brought in $9 million in scholarships and financial aid.
Webber’s new co-ed Esports team will compete as a member of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), a national affiliation that formed in 2016 and, as of January, 2018, serves as the governing body for over 90 percent of all varsity Esports programs in the United States.