College Adds Competitive eSports Team

Posted December 1, 2017

Missouri Valley College announces the addition of competitive eSports  to its campus. eSports comprises several different computer games, including League of Legends, Counterstrike: Global Offensive, Hearthstone, Overwatch and Dota 2.

The Missouri Valley College eSports program will be operating as a part of the National Association of Collegiate ESports, and participating in the Collegiate Starleague. Competitions will be held online and viewable via streaming. The College is in the process of constructing a new eSports facility that will  feature  state of the art gaming computers and  large screen TV's.

Missouri Valley College English Instructor Patrick Ocampo will be leading the college's new eSports program. Ocampo has been an avid gamer since his childhood, and has played and mastered a wide variety of computer games, most recently Elder Scrolls: Legends and the World War II flight simulator Aces High. He is applying this depth of experience to the Collegiate eSports arena, taking up the challenge of League of Legends, Hearthstone, and Overwatch, all of which he hopes to introduce to the eSports program. Mr. Ocampo has been a college instructor in English Composition for seven years, has published writings including an anthology of short stories and poems, and has been a lifelong fan of science fiction, fantasy, and pop culture.

Missouri Valley College is currently recruiting students interested in competing in eSports at MVC and scholarships are available.  The eSports program will begin competition in the fall of 2018.

For more information on eSports at Missouri Valley College, contact Ocampo at ocampop@moval.edu.

 



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