Let’s talk about: Esports match schedules on onlineesports.com. A huge surprise of this century is the e-Sports world. In the past gamers were ridiculed. Today they are earning more that sports people and gamers championships have better ratings than old sports. So here are some latest e-sports news.
In addition to the new esports program, Barry University offers a degree program in Computer Information Systems (CIS) with a Digital Media Concentration that the school thinks will interest esports student-athletes seeking a career in the field. The program prepares students for positions in the gaming industry through courses in Video Game Design, Virtual Reality, 3D Modeling, 3D Animation, Web Animation, and Computer Programming. Barry University is currently recruiting gamers for the Buccaneer esports team.
Per the school, “because esports is a varsity program, student-athletes will be required to maintain appropriate training boundaries and a minimum GPA for eligibility to compete. The expectations of esports student-athletes are the same as those for student-athletes in other varsity programs.” While the majority of esports events will be online and without travel expense, there will be some opportunities for the Michigan Tech esports program to travel to competitions and tournaments. The esports schedule will begin at the start of the academic year and student-athletes will compete through fall and spring with appropriate breaks. Find extra details on eSports standings.
As gaming became more popular, the ’90s became the first decade when esports (a term which wasn’t yet coined) began to really take off, with companies such as Nintendo and Sega holding professional gaming tournaments. This is also when we began to see money becoming a factor in professional gaming – people were no longer merely playing for kudos but for $15,000 jackpots. But it is the 1997 Red Annihilation Quake tournament which is considered the world’s first ‘real’ esports event, with 200 participants contending to take the grand prize – the lead developer of Quake’s Ferrari. Only a few weeks later, the Cyberathlete Professional League was formed – an organization which is considered a pioneer of esports.
New York Excelsior also made a positive start, going 2-0 with wins over Boston Uprising and Washington Justice and the other team with two wins from two is expansion team Hangzhou Spark who produced two fine displays to beat the hapless Shanghai Dragons and fellow expansion team Los Angeles Valiant in their two games. A number of teams have a 1-0 record after playing just one game in the opening week including several expansion teams, Paris Eternal, Vancouver Titans, Toronto Defiant and Chengdu Hunters. Six teams have a 1-1 record, Atlanta Reign, San Franscisco Shock, Boston Uprising, Seoul Dynasty, Los Angeles Gladiators and the Dallas Fuel. While seven teams are still waiting for their first victory, Guanghzhou Charge, Los Angeles Valiant, Washington Justice and Florida Mayhem, who have all lost just the one game. Houston Outlaws, London Spitfire and, perhaps least surprisingly, Shanghai Dragons have all lost two. Visit: https://www.onlineesports.com/.