July 8, 2020

Athletic director announces plan to launch esports as a collegiate athletics program.

Desktop of gamerCONCORD – Get your keyboards ready: eSports are coming to NHTI! Athletics director Paul Hogan has announced plans to launch esports as a collegiate program in 2021.

eSports are multiplayer video games played competitively for spectators, just like traditional collegiate athletics. In its inaugural year, the NHTI esports program will compete in League of Legends, Overwatch, and Rainbow Six.

“We are very excited to add esports as a club offering in the 2020-21 academic year with plans for the 2021-22 year competing at the collegiate level of competition,” says Hogan.

The program will be led by professor Chad Johnson, who will serve as the academic advisor, with help from student coordinators Tanner Chamberlain and Vanessa Ruetz.

“NHTI has received a great deal of interest in the esports area,” says Hogan. “With NHTI’s animation and graphic game programming associate’s degree, this is a perfect fit.”

Interested students are encouraged to contact nhtiathletics@ccsnh.edu or 603-230-4041. Practices begin in fall 2020, and competition will open in spring 2021.

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