University dives into the esports academic arena – University of Miami – University of Miami – University of Miami

University dives into the esports academic arena – University of Miami – University of Miami – University of Miami

A new University of Miami certificate program will introduce participants to the burgeoning industry around competitive video games.

Just five years ago, Avery Tallman was a high school freshman eager to join his new school’s sports teams. In middle school, Tallman enjoyed running cross-country, playing volleyball and soccer, as well as participating in his favorite sport, basketball.

But when Tallman began to get tendonitis in his knees that year, he realized his active lifestyle might need to change. He had played video games since he was 5 years old, so Tallman decided to put more of his energy into that. Soon, he started playing the game Overwatch competitively and joined a team. In its
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