esports

May
13

HU Storm wins collegiate Overwatch National Championship

The HU Storm’s Overwatch team is returning home as National Champions after dominating the inaugural ESPN Collegiate Esports Championship in Houston last weekend. Following a 33-0 season, The Storm vied against the Elite 8 in collegiate Overwatch competition in Houston. The Storm bested the New Jersey Institute of Technology in the quarterfinals 3-0; Maryville University […]

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Apr
09

HU Storm wins Midwest Campus Clash Championship

    Harrisburg University sends a huge congratulations out to our  HU Storm League of Legends eSports team for beating the two top-ranked teams in the U.S. to take home the Championship Crown at the Midwest Campus Clash and Gaming Expo at Columbia College last weekend! The Storm beat Marywood College and Columbia College to […]

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Apr
02

HU Storm takes first place in state collegiate League of Legends and Overwatch Tournament

  First Annual Collegiate State Championship Crowns Harrisburg University and Drexel University PA Cup Tournament Champions For the first time in collegiate esports, Pennsylvania crowned the top varsity or club esports teams in League of Legends, Overwatch and Hearthstone. This weekend,  more than 30 teams from colleges and universities across Pennsylvania participated in the first […]

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Mar
11

HU professors, students break down video game addiction

It’s no secret, video gaming can be an addictive behavior. Even though many studies have found similarities between video game addiction and other addictive behaviors, there is little-to-no information available to explain the specific origins of addictive gaming behavior.  The spread of computer gaming among adolescents and young adults can result in potential negative impacts […]

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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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