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Dec
16

HU Introduces Esports Management Major

After establishing a successful Esports varsity program in 2018 and winning the Collegiate Overwatch National Championship in early 2019, Harrisburg University will introduce an Esports Bachelor of Science degree program that will prepare students for in-demand careers. Beginning during the spring 2020 semester, students will be able to enroll in HU’s Esports Management, Production and […]

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Oct
17

HU eSports facility design wins award

Harrisburg-based Murray Associates Architects recently received an Outstanding Project Award for excellence in educational facility design in the fall 2019 edition of Learning By Design magazine for its design of Harrisburg University’s eSports training facility. The Harrisburg University eSports Training Arena, home to the HU Storm,  has been recognized by Learning By Design magazine for its […]

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Jul
18

Hundreds converge on HU for National Esports Convention

Hundreds of visitors from across the U.S. have converged on downtown Harrisburg at the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) 2019 Convention hosted by Harrisburg University. Exhibitors, panel speakers, coaches, players, and other collegiate Esports  representatives are participating in the event, which kicked off Wednesday and runs through Friday afternoon. The convention stands as the […]

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Jun
04

Esports legend relocates to Harrisburg to Join HU Storm’s Coaching Staff

“Xpecial” makes the move from LA to Harrisburg to lead LOL team to the Championship Alex “Xpecial” Chu makes the trek across the country to lead the League of Legends team full-time starting July 1. With his sights set on bringing a League of Legends Championship to Harrisburg, the former professional is making the full-time […]

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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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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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Jan
24

Esports legend joins HU Storm’s all-star coaching staff

“Xpecial” brings nearly 10 years of experience to collegiate esports coaching position at HU Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (HU) is doubling down after a recent 4th place national ranking and has hired former professional player Alex “Xpecial” Chu to coach its League of Legends team. Chu joins Giuseppe “Joemeister” Gramano (Overwatch) and Chad […]

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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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