Augustana Launches Varsity Esports Program – WVIK

Augustana Launches Varsity Esports Program – WVIK

The college is launching its official esports program, offering the chance for students to compete in video game tournaments against other collegiate teams across the country.

Joe Loomis is the new coach of the esports program, which will be Augustana’s first coed varsity athletic team. He explains the training regimen that his athletes use to maximize their performance.

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Joe Loomis, the Director of Esports at Augustana College.

“We look at skill development drills, practice scrimmages, video reviews. We’re looking at physical workouts, we’re looking at nutrition, sleep habits. We’re working on the body, mind, and spirit.”

In addition to the varsity and club esports programs, Augustana’s