Ball State University has become an official partner of The Esports Combine™, the world’s premier collegiate recruiting event for esports athletes. The partnership further pushes Indiana as the hub for esports, esports development, and esports academia.
Through the partnership, Ball State University will integrate students of its Esports Production concentration into The Esports Combine and promote their participation. The university’s Esports Production concentration, as part of the Telecommunications Production concentration, delivers hands-on instruction for students to develop their skills in the field of esports media. Students will learn the history of esports, video production, streaming, and live event broadcasting.
Ball State began its varsity esports program as part of its College of Communication, Information, and Media in January 2021, becoming a founding member of the Esports Collegiate Conference.
The University opened its state-of-the-art Esports Center in April of 2021. This multi-use facility houses the esports program and serves as a cutting-edge classroom.
“We are ecstatic to work with Harena Data and Indiana Sports Corp as an official partner of The Esports Combine™,” said Dr. Paaige Turner, dean of Ball State’s College of Communication, Information, and Media. “At Ball State, our mission is to provide our students with innovative opportunities to learn and to make connections with their peers and within the community. Our new Esports program, under the direction of Dan Marino, is doing just that by giving students skills and experiences they can use both in class and out. This combine will be a wonderful showcase