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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)…

Welcoming jazz and improvisation and game studies and esports majors to the university

As the 2021 fall semester begins, the university is welcoming six new majors including game studies and esports and jazz and improvisation. These majors have just been finalized but both have been in the works for years. 

UD ESPORTS IN PLAYOFFS

The University of Delaware men’s and women’s basketball teams aren’t the only ones in the postseason this year; Delaware Esports is getting in on the game, too.

UD’s League of Legends team will participate in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Esports Playoffs on Saturday, March 19.

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.

'Popular around the world' | UD's degree of the future looks to prepare those making the games of tomorrow

Whether prospective students are looking to join a league of rockets or legends, the University of Delaware’s latest degree offering will prepare them to handle raiding tombs, grand theft auto, and everything between and beyond.

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