On July 30, 2019, Concordia University Texas officially unveiled the new Concordia Esports Arena to students, faculty, staff and the community. Concordia Esports is the newest addition to varsity athletics and the first team of its kind in Central Texas.
Concordia welcomed a packed house of people from the community, including local news stations, to celebrate the event. Marc Valdoria, Concordia Esports coach, provided great insight into the new program:
Excellent Gaming Equipment
The arena houses state-of-the-art equipment. Each player will enjoy a Maxnomic chair and fully equipped station with Alienware technology, including a 240Hz gaming monitor.
“Our high-tech arena provides the same environment that esports professionals use out in the field,” Valdoria explained, “giving our esports players real-world experience while they’re still in college.”
Varsity Esports Team
Concordia Esports is the newest addition to varsity athletics and the first team of its kind in Central Texas. As a member of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), Concordia Esports players will compete against other universities.
These are the Esports games Concordia University Texas offers: Overwatch, League of Legends, PUBG, Super Smash Ultimate and Rocket League.
Just like any other team, players are selected through tryouts and must attend practice twice per week. For multiplayer games, the team will practice together.
Concordia Esports Club
For students with an interest in gaming who don’t want to play competitively, the Concordia Esports Club will still grant you access to the amazing facility. “We offer different gaming options to meet the needs of different levels of interest,” Athletics VP Ronda Seagraves explained.
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