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It is estimated that esports will outpace traditional sports by the year 2022. Scholarships, academic majors, studios, arenas, competitions, and broadcast opportunities are appearing on an increasing number of college campuses. Why should we care? Who should organize? How do esports fit within the academic mission of the university? What research opportunities exist? What are the parallels and differences between esport and traditional sport? Find out the answers to these questions and more as host Tony Doody talks with Brandon Smith (The Ohio State), Deborah Grzybowski (The Ohio State), Taylor Schrodt (Electronic Gaming Federation), and AJ Dimick (University of Utah) to explain and explore the fast changing world of esports in higher education.
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