Esports is now an active club sport, following significant growth throughout the semester.
Esports is an on-campus league where students can play video games and compete against other schools.
Preparations began last semester, however, students didn’t start competing until the beginning of this semester.
Esports games include Overwatch, Smash Bros, League of Legends and more.
Currently, a room is being remodeled in the former location of the Depot in the Campus Center, for team members to meet and practice together.
The team has already competed in their first tournament at the OP Live Dallas, finishing in eighth place.
Bobby Stewart, a senior accounting and finance major from Spring, joined the Esports team before it became a club sport. He is now the captain shot caller and DPS player for the Overwatch team.
“Once I got here and saw that Esports was starting up and saw that it was a really competitive environment I was like, ‘okay this is pretty cool,'” Stewart said. “Who doesn’t like playing video games in their free time? I decided to try out for the team and got lucky and got on it.”
Eric Lemmons, help desk manager, contributed in beginning Esports. He said he is excited to see the growth from the interest that has been shown.