Missouri Western adding Esports program

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Published on December 6, 2019 -
Missouri Western adding Esports program

Missouri Western adding Esports program

<<(nat sound: gaming)it's one of the fastest growing industriest in the world... esports...(sot, matthew wilson: "it's an environment that i think a lot of universities want to get into, but not sure how to get into.") (nat sound)missouri western administrators think they know how and will add an esports program next fall...(sot, matthew wilson: "when we talk about online competitve video games, the world has literally exploded.")the university joins more than 100 universities across the country...it will be just the 3rd public institution in the state to add the program... (sot, matthew wilson: "esports is more than just entertainment and gaming and those of you that are engaged in it, there is a whole industry out there that exceeds over a billion dollars and it's projected that the esports industry is going to continue to grow into a multi- billion dollar industry.") missouri western president matthew wilson..knows a thing or two about creating a esports program...he helped the university of akron establish theirs when he was their president(sot, matthew wilson: "we're hoping that on a competitve level we can do things here.") the missouri western' program will start next fall and already has its first director...(sot, christian konczal: "there's a lot of stereotypes as well and a lot of stigma with video games that these programs have to fight through.")(nat sound) but from the interest shown wednesday afternoon..from current griffons..and potential students...(sot, gage eidmann: "i just want to have a chance and an opportunity to win, just to have that opportunity to compete and put missouri western's name on the board and give it some exposure.") the program won't start for several more months, but it's already getting students excited for opportunities they once thought they'd never have (nat sound: and go griffs esports)>> missouri

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