Curiosity in esports has exploded in recent times, each nationally and internationally, leading to a billion-dollar skilled esports trade. The accessibility and inclusivity of esports brings collectively college students from numerous backgrounds who share a standard ardour.

Our esports program offers a linked neighborhood for college students whereas serving to them develop important real-life profession abilities, like teamwork, creativity, problem-solving and communication abilities.

Christian Konczal - esports director

Christian Konczal, Director of esports/Head Coach

Christian Konczal

Christian Konczal brings a variety of esports expertise to Missouri Western because the chief of our new esports program. He’s conversant in each the operational and educational facet of esports and plans to construct a program targeted on growing the essential abilities of management, communication, team-building and collaboration.

“The problem shall be to construct aggressive distinctiveness in demanding situations,” Konczal mentioned. “Our preliminary focus shall be on making a bodily and programmatic house for college students as a way to assist contribute to the social capital of the campus neighborhood, whereas offering experiential studying alternatives that may propel our college students into their chosen skilled fields.”

Christian beforehand taught at Champlain Faculty in Burlington, VT and concurrently labored with the Zips esports program on the College of Akron.

What’s esports?cbyer2019-12-02T09:52:00-06:00

Esports is organized team-based, multiplayer aggressive video gaming. Competitions amongst collegiate groups and professionals can happen in arenas in entrance of enormous audiences and are streamed on the web or broadcast on tv.

Why collegiate esports?cbyer2019-12-02T09:52:21-06:00

College students and prospects are occupied with watching, collaborating and competing in video video games. Making a bodily and programmatic house for scholar avid gamers connects college students socially whereas constructing essential tender abilities like teamwork, communication, essential considering and management abilities. From a aggressive standpoint, there are greater than 130 universities nationwide with aggressive varsity groups, together with 16 in Missouri.

Are esports much like the varsity’s athletic packages?cbyer2019-12-02T09:52:49-06:00

The construction of this system will mirror conventional varsity athletics with crew members collaborating in tryouts, carrying uniforms and sustaining apply schedules. Pupil athletes are held to a code of conduct in addition to should meet educational requirements for energetic participation.

What esports shall be performed?cbyer2019-12-02T09:54:05-06:00Is there a fan base for esports like there’s for conventional sports activities?cbyer2019-12-02T09:54:22-06:00

Yes! As of 2019, roughly 250 million individuals watch esports worldwide frequently. Within the US that quantity is round 84 million, which makes it the second most watched competitors behind soccer (141 million), beating out baseball (79 million) and basketball (63M).

Can I be concerned with Griffon esports if I don’t make the varsity roster?cbyer2019-12-02T09:54:48-06:00

Completely! Every crew can have supervisor and coach positions out there in addition to experiential studying alternatives via occasion administration, broadcast manufacturing, photograph and video modifying, advertising and utility growth.

Varsity Esports Tryouts

Tryouts for our inaugural Varsity Esports groups start immediately! In case you are occupied with being a scholar athlete, supervisor, or coach for our Rocket League, League of Legends, Overwatch, or Fortnite groups and incomes a scholarship whereas representing MWSU, make sure to submit an utility ASAP!

New esports Brand

Griffon esports is proud to indicate off our new emblem. The brand new design incorporates a contemporary tackle our beloved Max the Griffon.

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esports City Corridor

Please be a part of us Wednesday, March 18 at 3:30 p.m. in Spratt 204 for an esports City Corridor for school members. This shall be for anybody who needs to study what precisely esports are, what we’re planning, and for anybody who’s occupied with creating new educational initiatives that may leverage this new program. All school members are greater than welcome to attend, we look ahead to seeing you there!

esports Program Launches Discord Server

Whats up Griffon Players!

The esports Program has launched its official neighborhood Discord server, so when you have any curiosity find friends to play with, conserving updated on occasions, or simply chatting with associates, please be at liberty to hitch us! Click on right here for an invitation: gSnhuDP

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