The esports industry has transformed from gamers playing video games as a hobby and student-run clubs into a competitive, collegiate digital playing field as institutions across the country take notice and create their own state-of-the-art esports programs. Boise State University’s Varsity Esports Head Coach, Doc Haskell, returns to our athletics podcast series. We discuss the exponential growth of esports programs on campuses in recent years, how esports awards increase collegiate esports programs’ visibility and boost funding opportunities and how name, image and likeness (NIL) serves as guide to focus on student success.
Doc also reveals what it takes to build a world-class collegiate esports program: put the student first.
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