Varsity eSports: The Explosion of Intercollegiate eSports

Can gaming be a college career? What does it take to make collegiate eSports successful or get a University program off the ground? Can eSports be bigger than college football? This panel will discuss buy-in, recruitment, titles, sponsorships, promotion, streaming, careers through eSports, and much more. The panel will bring together experts from competitive university programs, Blizzard, Twitch, and regulatory agencies (TESPA & NACE) to discuss what makes a varsity eSports program successful.


Dr. Chris Haskell [Clinical Professor, Boise State University], Kevin Hoang [Student Program Coordinator, Twitch], Michael Brooks [Director, National Association of Collegiate eSports], Adam Rosen [TESPA, Blizzard], Chris Allison [Director of eSports, UC Irvine], Brett Shelton [Head of Educational Technology, Boise State University], AJ Dimick [eSports Director, Utah]