STANDISH, Maine - Saint Joseph's College has announced that esports will be added as a club program starting in the fall of 2019.
The new club program figures to attract competitive PC gamers who will compete in games like Hearthstone, League of Legends, Overwatch, Fortnite, Apex Legends, FIFA, Madden, NBA2K and more, as well as competitive console gamers on PlayStation and Xbox, platforms for which games will vary based on student interest.
The program will be based out of the newly configured Monks Esports Lounge, which is a dedicated 24/7 space for the team and an aspect of the broader Heffernan Lounge remodel that allows for expanded space for the departments of Student Engagement & Residential Living.
The Monks Esports Lounge is outfitted with six PC's - spec'd out with the latest in the competitive gaming market – gaming chairs and tables, and PlayStation and Xbox stations with dedicated televisions and seating.
Saint Joseph's College esports aims to compete in the National Association of Collegiate esports as well as other game-specific leagues, which will be determined in the fall based on student interest.
For more information, please contact Director of Student Engagement Matt Gawel (firstname.lastname@example.org).