That increasing turnout shows there’s an interest in esports on campus, USD administrators said. And they certainly want to tap into that interest and make the most of the program.
“Having a space is definitely changing how we look at esports,” said Connor Singhisen, assistant director of intramurals, sport clubs and esports.
He and Bierschbach see a day, once the coronavirus pandemic is over, when USD hosts tournaments not just for college teams, but for the growing number of area high schools that are forming teams.
Getting a college scholarship to play video games is something gamers could only have dreamed about just a few years ago, but USD is looking into offering esports scholarships in the near future.
Above the competition and the possibility of scholarship money, Bierschbach said esports provides a much bigger benefit. It gives students a chance to socialize and make new…