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Going big: Creating Ohio State’s esports program

Lori Baldwin and Becky Bradshaw had a problem. The Ohio State Departments of Athletics and Business Advancement had noticed growing popularity of esports across the country and the university’s campus communities that were passionate and involved with video games. It was pushing Baldwin and Bradshaw, ...

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Ohio State implements first-of-its-kind esports program

With the flourishing of the esports industry, Ohio State announced a full-scale esports program on Wednesday that will thread together game study curriculums, collegiate competitions and medical research of esports athletes. Brandon Smith, the esports director at The Office of Student Life, said the esports ...

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Big Ten launches inaugural esports season

Ohio State is most recognized for its championship-caliber football program, but it could begin to be recognized for a new brand of collegiate athletics –– esports. In January, Big Ten Network announced the launch of its official “League of Legends” season in partnership with Riot ...

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Easton to host new video gaming arena

Video game enthusiasts at Ohio State are set have a new outlet to enjoy their hobby starting at the end of the month.  Major League Gaming is slated to open an arena in Columbus, bringing an even greater presence to the states with expanding competitive ...

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