eSports

University of North Dakota opens esports gaming lounge

The esports Nexus gaming lounge is equipped with twelve gaming computers with nearly 30 games to choose from

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — From Fortnite to Super Smash Brothers, the new Esports Nexus Gaming Lounge at the University of North Dakota has something for every kind of gamer. The space came to be thanks to a push from students for more opportunities to participate in esports on campus. “The University of North Dakota sees the passion and the interest…

Jamestown Jimmies Blend Traditional Sports with Esports

The University of Jamestown was one of only 30 schools to adopt the scholarship model for esports early.

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – With computers that have names like Galahad and Lancelot, and an impressive combined 67–42 record in the games Overwatch, Hearthstone and League of Legends, it’s easy to see why the Jamestown Jimmies esports team has dubbed themselves the Knights of the Round Table. As those heroes embraced the spirit of teamwork in their quest for the Holy…

New Gaming Center EGames Central Comes to Fargo

EGames Central Provides a New Space for esports Tournaments

FARGO, N.D. — As esports become more popular, there’s a bigger demand for gaming facilities where players can come together and compete. A brand new esports center in Fargo is set up for players to do just that. EGames Central comes with a stage, wall–mounted screens and virtual reality station. The center’s founder says he wanted to bring a little…

Esports League Coming To 14 North Dakota High Schools This Fall

The esports season is slated to begin in October and will last through December

MANDAN, ND — Fourteen high schools in North Dakota, including a few in our area, plan to form competitive video gaming teams. Mandan Superintendent Mike Bitz says his school will spend around $20,000 this year to buy computers and other equipment to construct an esports lab for students. He says it will help an “underrepresented population” of students who might…

Professional League of Legends Sparks Career Interest Across the Region

Abundant Opportunities available for collegiate esports athletes.

It’s a sporting event that fills stadiums like the Staples Center with fans from all around the world. It includes incredible opening ceremonies, and the best cyber athletes on the planet. It’s not the Olympics. It’s the League of Legends World Championship. The World Championship is filled with everything that makes a sporting event exciting. Explosive action, a professional broadcast,…

Local CyberCafe Offers Stiff Competition for Amateur eSports Competitors

Cash, Glory, and the Spirit of Competition reign supreme at Section 9.

FARGO, N.D. — The eSports industry is quickly on pace to reach the one billion dollar mark, according to Newzoo’s Global eSports Market Report. While 10 years ago the idea of major competitive video game leagues may have been just a dream, hundreds of millions of fans around the world have helped turn a fantasy into reality. Section 9 Cyber…

Rift of the North eSports Tournament Comes to the Midwest for the First Time

It is the first big eSports tournament to take place in the F-M area

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Nemzek Fieldhouse at Minnesota State University Moorhead holds a lot of basketball and volleyball games throughout the year, but this time, it’s going online. Lots of yelling and aggressive clicks of the mouse and keyboard are filling the air as part of the first Rift of the North eSports tournament. Several collegiate teams are playing two different games:…