UNCG Announces new esports certificate program and 3300 square-foot gaming event center – Yes! Weekly

UNCG Announces new esports certificate program and 3300 square-foot gaming event center – Yes! Weekly

On-campus facility will have 36 PCs, 8 video walls, located in Moran Commons 

Greensboro, N.C. (February 26, 2021)UNC Greensboro (UNCG) today announced a multi-faceted set of initiatives to seize the growing demand among current and prospective students for a holistic approach to the booming world of esports. These include the launch of new digital certificate programs ranging from game design to marketing and monetization courses as well as the construction of a new state-of-the-art on-campus esports facility that will host potential competitions, recreational game play, research and academic activities, and other events. Visit https://esports.uncg.edu/ to learn more about esports at UNCG.

These actions represent initial steps by UNCG to tap into growing demand for esports facilities and curriculum among students and increasing opportunities in esports as a career path for graduates.

Esports’ popularity has been on the upswing for years. Industry experts predict the global esports
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