Episode 4

Program Spotlight: UC Irvine Sets the Pace for Collegiate Esports


August 13th, 2020

2 mins 4 secs

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About this Episode

UC Irvine is one of the first esports programs in North America. The university, located in the epicenter of North American esports, invested heavily in esports programs while most universities were fighting for scraps from administration. (Like me, at the University of Oregon, definitely not bitter).

In this episode we dive into the competitive success, the connections they've made and the scholarships they offer. To learn more about this leading esports program check out an interview with esports director Mark Deppe which was recorded back in May of 2019. Mark, if you're reading this, lets have you back on the show.

Next week we've got UCI's League of Legends rivals Maryville. In the following weeks I want to cover Robert Morris, University of British Columbia, University of Toronto and more. If you're a student at a program you want me to highlight, shoot me a note via my Twitter in the links below and I'll add it to the list.

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