Cameron University Esports
Super Smash Bros Ultimate
Club or Team: Team
Esports Scholarships: No but tuition waivers.
Cameron University’s esports program will offer full-time students a chance to be a part of the new esports team that will compete in tournaments and scrimmages in the video games “League of Legends,” “Rocket League,” “Overwatch,” and “Super Smash Bros.” The esports team “The Pickaxes” will compete against other universities throughout the year.
“The creation of an esports team at Cameron is more than an extracurricular activity,” says Dr. Christopher Keller, Chair of the Department of Communication, English and Foreign Languages. The administration of the esports unit will fall under his supervision. “We planned to start with 12 to 15 team members, however, we have grown over 40 members within the first month and each of whom will have to exercise critical thinking and be able to work together to achieve team goals. For team-based games, just as in other sports, players often have different roles and responsibilities, so good communication and the ability to work together is critical to success. These are skills our students will fine-tune through esports and those skills will serve them throughout their professional lives. In addition, we will incorporate esports-related workshops into our curriculum.””
Possible workshop topics include “Play-by-Play and Announcing in Electronic Sports,” “Video Production and Esport Broadcast,” and “Storytelling in Digital Gaming.”
“We hope this will be a popular choice along with our growing roster of student activities and clubs,” says John Cunningham, Esports Coach and Digital Media Manager. “We are grateful for the enthusiasm and support we have received from the community. Students are already clamoring for the opportunity to try out for the team.”