VIDEO: STL LIVE – SIUE Esports Arena – 1 of 2

STL LIVE – SIUE Esports Arena – 1 of 2

TOPIC: SIUE eSports Arena
HOST: Sarah Thompson
SHOW DATE: January 21, 2020

Esports has been growing in popularity across the globe for years. SIUE supported their students interest since 2013 with the creation of its first esports league and it has grown this year with the opening of the SIUE Esports Arena. Here today are Mallory Sidarous, Natalie Hawkins, Phil Leyerer and Jordan Kramer to tell us more…

The popularity of the international, billion dollar industry of competitive video gaming, also known as e-sports, has been growing every year. Participants often form leagues to play against each other in popular video games such as Fortnite, League of Legends and Madden NFL. SIUE Esports Club began in 2013 and this month, they opened the SIUE Esports Arena at Bluff Hall on campus. The arena houses 12 high-end gaming computers, 2 televisions where students can attach their own systems and preloaded games, game clients and Discord voice system. To learn more about the SIUE Esports Club, visit them at

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