Harrisburg University of Science and Technology isn’t likely to become a football or basketball powerhouse, and HU is okay with that. We are, however, enthusiastic about our chances of becoming a major player in the world of collegiate eSports, in which teams face off over video games as spectators cheer them on.
The University is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), and offers eSports as the University’s first–and only–varsity sport. The program is expected to begin in fall 2018. School officials have begun a national search for a full-time coach who is either a current or formerly ranked World Gamer.
Additionally, the University will offer 15 full athletic scholarships to students who make the team.
The varsity team will have the opportunity to compete in some of the most popular eSports games around the world, including “League of Legends,” “Overwatch” and “Hearthstone.” Harrisburg University will field a five-person team for each game.
Students must complete an admissions application and complete an eSports application. While all students who apply to HU are automatically considered for an academic scholarship, students who make the team will have their scholarships updated to reflect the varsity scholarships.
Questions? Contact Steven Infanti at 717.901.5146 or email Connect@HarrisburgU.edu