eSports expands collegiate footprint at Lourdes

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Woman playing computer games.

Lourdes University has expanded its Gray Wolves collegiate program to include eSports. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the school is the first in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference to offer an eSports scholarship program.

Mr. Cory Cahill, assistant men’s and women’s volleyball coach at Lourdes, is directing the eSports program. A former competitive gamer, his success in this popular and emerging sport helped pay for his college education.

Lourdes University is currently recruiting a part-time coach who will seek talented video gamers who have competed nationally and internationally in the high school and/or collegiate arena. In its inaugural competitive season this fall, the university plans to field three teams with possible alternates. The Gray Wolves eSports students will compete in two leagues – the National Association of Collegiate eSports and the Collegiate StarLeague.

The Lourdes University eSports Gray Wolves teams will play in the new Gaming Arena located in the rec center on campus.  For more information, visit www.lourdesathletics.com, email ccahill@lourdes.edu or call 419-885-3211, ext. 8945.

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