EMU and Global esports organization (Gen. G) announced several esports summer programs coming to the university to engage students, alumni, and the greater community to the fun of online gaming.
The announcement comes over a year after Gen. G first partnered with Eastern to support players by creating connections to the Esports program. Gen.G is a leading organization that connects teams from China, South Korea, and the United States, to build a more global future for esports.
Eastern Michigan University President James Smith said the partnership with Gen. G is an asset to the university and the students.
“Engaging students in gaming competitions is a fun and exciting way to create new friendships as well as establish campus pride,” Smith said in a written announcement on the partnership. “Even more significant, from my standpoint, are the opportunities to share with our students the many career prospects in the exploding esports industry, which can include everything from arts and graphics, to business and marketing, to science, cybersecurity, and technology.”
The programs will include a summer showdown tournament July 24-25 for