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SNHU to debut varsity esports program this fall

August 8, 2018

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Southern New Hampshire University is launching a varsity esports program this fall.

New Hampshire Public Radio reports SNHU’s team will provide scholarships, a practice computer lab and housing for student gamers.

SNHU will join over 40 other schools that participate in varsity gaming competitions. The gaming team will compete in League of Legends, Overwatch, Hearthstone and Fortnite.

Esports director Tim Fowler says the university is giving students the space “to do what they love.”

Tryouts for the remaining 16 roster spots are scheduled for this fall. SNHU is considering building an esports arena next year.

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Information from: WEVO-FM, http://www.nhpr.org/

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