Posts tagged ‘Esports’

Esports Highlighted as State’s First Program on LancasterOnline

Esports was the featured cover story in the Lancaster-area newspapers this week. Dave Shapiro ’99, senior director of information technology & chief information officer, and Ben Witmer ’19, digital communications, were interviewed in “Lebanon Valley College students line up to play school’s newest varsity sport – video gaming.” Shapiro and Witmer were interviewed about being part of the first-ever intercollegiate esports teams in history.

New Varsity Esports Highlighted in Numerous Media Outlets

The addition of the College’s newest varsity program, esports, has been noted in a wide variety of outlets, including WITF, ESPN, Fox 43, and the Lebanon Daily News. The team, the first varsity program in the state, defeated the University of South Carolina, Sumter in it its first scrimmage.

Esports Launch Highlighted on WHTM ABC TV 27

Lebanon Valley College has announced it will add esports to its varsity athletic program in the spring of 2018. Esports will serve as Lebanon Valley College’s 26th varsity intercollegiate athletic program and its first co-ed sport. It will be the fifth new program added since the beginning of the decade, along with men’s and women’s lacrosse (2009–10), women’s golf (2013–14), and women’s ice hockey (2016–17).