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Apply for an Esports Scholarship

The University of Delaware is excited to offer several esports scholarship opportunities. Gaming scholarships will be awarded to a select number of current esports players and incoming students interested in joining our Blue Hen Esports teams…

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UD Esports Teams Start Playoffs

Two University of Delaware esports teams are advancing to the national championships.

Boasting a stunning 15-1 season, and emerging as the Eastern Champions in the Electronic Gaming Federation (EGF) Conference Playoffs, UD’s Rocket League team will enter the EGF League Championships as the top seed.

Kevin Kendall's home esports computer setup

UD Esports Still Competing

While the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has hindered many traditional athletics programs, esports at the University of Delaware is still active and thriving, giving team members an outlet for competition and camaraderie. Fresh off its grand opening, the state-of-the-art Esports Arena in the Perkins Student Center temporarily closed when in-person operations halted in the spring…

Esports Programs Power Up Campus and Community Rec

According to a recent Morning Consult poll, Generation Z is less interested in sports than the general public — with one notable exception: esports. The poll found that among Gen Zers who identified as sports fans, 35 percent of them said they were esports fans, a mark among the cohort that outpaced such traditional sports offerings as college basketball (33 percent), Major League Baseball (32 percent), NASCAR (26 percent) and the National Hockey League (25 percent)…

Degree of the Future

UD kicks off its first undergraduate degree program in “Game Studies,” an innovative new effort to prepare students — techies and creative-types alike — for careers in this high-rolling industry…

Steve Kramarck Represents UD on EGF Board of Governors

In December of 2020, the Electronic Gaming Federation (EGF), announced its new Board of Governors. University of Delaware’s very own Steve Kramarck was elected to the board. He, and six other leaders from various universities were appointed in order to develop the esports industry on the collegiate level…

Michele Bates King | College esports finds an inclusive, growing niche on campus

Like all of you, we in the academic world are in a fluid and unpredictable environment and continue to look for positive lights in what to many, are days of gloom.

At William & Mary, one of the brighter lights has been the response and innovation around our esports work, which has provided a great experience for our students, our teams, and our community this fall while our traditional sports have been idle…

New Esports Arena Opens at UD

A new state-of-the-art Esports Arena glows blue on the first floor of the University of Delaware Perkins Student Center. This highly anticipated initiative brings esports to campus with a high-tech facility where UD’s first-ever varsity gaming team will take center stage.

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