esports

Feb
14

Harrisburg University announces major eSports milestone for Pennsylvania

The National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) selects Harrisburg University as location for 2019 Convention Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (HU) has been selected out of more than 100 applicants as the official site of the 2019 NACE Conference. The National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) joined Harrisburg University for the announcement in a […]

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Feb
08

HU, Comcast partnership connects collegiate gamers from coast to coast

A partnership between Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts and Comcast Corp. has created the best-in-class facility for competitive, organized video gaming or “esports.” Esports is a growing global phenomenon, which generated $906 million in revenue and engaged 389 million viewers worldwide in 2018. Harrisburg University established its […]

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Oct
24

Partnership with Brazilian college provides students life-changing experiences

Foreign exchange trips can change the lives of students. Academically, personally, and professionally, students walk away from exchange trips with new perspectives that can make all the difference for their futures, said Vanessa Oliveira, International Program Coordinator with the Faculdade de Tecnologia e Ciencias (College of Technology and Science), or FTC, Harrisburg University’s partner college […]

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Oct
04

Hewlett Packard spotlights HU Esports and HUE Festival

The Harrisburg University Esports and Music Festival (HUE Festival) drew thousands of guests to downtown Harrisburg last weekend and shined a national spotlight on the University and its new esports program. Hewlett Packard is the latest group to spotlight the University’s esports team, The HU Storm, and the HUE Festival. In an article, posted to the […]

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Sep
24

HUE Fest attracts thousands, grabs national attention

The Harrisburg University Esports and Music Festival (HUE Festival) drew thousands of guests to downtown Harrisburg last weekend and shined a national spotlight on the University and its new esports program. Fans packed HU and the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts as collegiate esports teams from across the U.S. came to HUE Festival […]

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Sep
05

Dauphin County awards HU Esports Program $25K grant

As Harrisburg University prepares to host the biggest collegiate Esports tournament to date Sept. 21-22, the Dauphin County Commissioners on Wednesday announced $25,000 in grant funding for HU’s new, 16-member varsity Esports team and the first-ever HUE Festival. The county’s $25,000 tourism grant, funded by local hotel tax dollars, will help HU develop its Esports […]

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Aug
10

HU introduces inaugural Varsity Esports Team at Media Day

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology introduced players of the University’s varsity esports team, The Storm, to members of the media, the community, and greater campus Thursday. The 16 collegiate gamers from across North America arrived on campus July 31 to begin training as a team under the world-renowned leadership of Geoffrey Wang and Chad […]

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Jun
28

HU and iHeartMedia announce inaugural festival celebrating esports, music, food, and the end of summer

The festival combines one of the largest collegiate esports tournaments to date with the music of acclaimed alternative bands Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (HU),  in partnership with iHeartMedia and Alt 99.3, has announced the Harrisburg University Esports Festival (HUE Festival), the region’s first festival combining nationally-renowned music acts with one of the largest […]

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