The University of South Florida (USF) has launched its esports program across the university’s three campuses to allow students to connect and compete.
After operating in an unofficial capacity throughout the last year, the esports program has now been formalised under the Recreation and Wellness department at USF. As an official recreational program at the university, it will be eligible for resources and funding opportunities through the Student Government.
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Bart Stucker, Coordinator of Recreation and Wellness Programs at USF’s Sarasota-Manatee campus, commented on the development in a release: “Esports is an opportunity for us to bridge and build a community of not only competitive gamers and casual gamers, but people who are just generally interested in video games. ”
The esports program was planned to align with the university’s consolidation, which was slated for July 1st. The nature of which will bond the student force and administrators of all three campuses, “creating one large, cohesive team.
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