The Esports era arrives on Friday, Feb. 8, at Central Penn College in Enola, Pennsylvania as the Knights take on a well-regarded Penn State team in the Collegiate Rainbow Six Siege League. Esports is a form of competition involving video games.
“Esports is the fastest growing sport in the country, and we’re happy to give our students the opportunity to compete in this demanding and fun arena,” said Steve Shoemaker, who serves as an advisor to the Esports team and the college’s Gaming Club.
The league features 96 teams representing universities and colleges from across the country. Some of the schools Central Penn will compete against include Dickinson College, the University of Cincinnati and the University of Akron.
The Knights are looking forward to their first match. “I think the most rewarding part is winning games as a team,” said junior Max Thorpe, who serves as team captain. The other members of the team are Shawn Dohn, Erik Martin, Derek Danko, Mitchel Nunez, Robert McHugh and Xavier Morales.
“It’s like any other sport, we compete to win and challenge ourselves,” says Dohn, a Homeland Security Management major.