Bethel University to offer Esports in Fall 2020

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Indonesian players concentrate on their game during the Esports (electronic sports) matches at the 30th South East Asian Games in San Juan city, metropolitan Manila, Philippines on Thursday Dec. 5, 2019. Esports, a form of competition using video games, is a new medal event at the SEA games. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Bethel University’s Athletic Department has announced that they’ve formed an Esports team that will begin competing next fall.

More than 170 colleges and universities currently offer Esports, an organized multiplayer videogame league.

Bethel and the City of South Bend are teaming up to provide the team with a dedicated practice room with a state-of-the-art LAN connection.

A 600-seat Esports arena will be installed at Century Center. A $2 million renovation will create the space for competitions.

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