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Valpo Esports sets pace for year two

Year two for the Valparaiso University Esports program is underway, and the gaming community on campus is steaming full-speed ahead, even through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Esports, a form of sport competition using video games, is an up-and-coming organization and Valpo is getting ahead of the game with the season beginning in a little over a week.

An announcement was made on Aug. 28 stating that the program had officially joined the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) for the 2020-21 academic year. The NECC now has 16 sports and is the first Division III conference in New England, along with the third nationally, to offer Esports.