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Purposeful Play: Finding Balance Between Esports and College

Thanks to their ballooning worldwide popularity, esports have extended into the collegiate space over the last several years. Schools have started and managed their own teams to compete in tournaments hosted by organizations like CSL Esports and Tespa; the biggest schools are even offering scholarships to prospective players. The amount…

Collegiate Valorant League ‘CF1 Esports’ to Unite Schools

The expansion of the esports industry over the last five years has been amazing to watch. To see how much it has infiltrated into the mainstream of society is something people have wished for years. The growth and expansion that games, teams, and leagues are seeing is truly a sight…

Collegiate Esports Gain National Tournament Support

Collegiate esports have remained fairly niche in the industry despite acquiring support from some larger organizations such as Evil Geniuses. Now, a new tournament series supported by the Gaming Community Network (GCN) and Van Wagner will be “the most-comprehensive, large-scale national esports tournament[s] to reach the collegiate marketplace.” Each event…

Ritual Motion’s College Fair is Welcoming Exhibitors

Ritual Motion is proud to announce its first-ever Esports College Fair to be hosted on March 27 and 28, 2021! This virtual event is being created with the goal of connecting colleges and universities who feature on-campus esports teams and clubs with prospective student player-athletes. The two-day event will feature…

The Ritual Motion Esports College Fair Arrives in March

Ritual Motion’s first ever Esports College Fair is launching on March 27 and 28! The virtual event will connect colleges and universities that feature on-campus esports teams and clubs with prospective students. The two-day event will feature speakers and collegiate esports programs as exhibitors. Prospective students will have the chance…

Varsity Landscape: Leagues on the Rise

The collegiate esports landscape continues to rapidly grow. What started with just a few leagues and organizations is now a sprawl of both, plus conferences and associations to boot. It’s a little dizzying to keep it all straight. In a post earlier this year, we gave an overview of the…

The Top Varsity Esports Players in the U.S.

High school and college varsity programs across the country are picking up some major steam and making big headway in the esports industry. Some of those programs have scored big already—a few of which we highlighted in our list of the top 5 college esports programs in the United States—but…

The Top 5 College Esports Programs in the U.S.

As esports continues to grow in popularity, the number of colleges and universities with varsity teams also continues to grow. Since 2018, the number of colleges and universities with official varsity esports programs that are members of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) has risen from 125 to 175—that’s…

The Importance of Uniforms in Team Sports

Unity. Similarity. Fellowship. Cohesion. Solidarity. Identity. Camaraderie. Excellence. In whatever form you see them—be that for Olympic athletes, mail carriers, doctors, or your favorite esports teams—uniforms present a sense of all these words. And these words, and the feelings they provoke, do a lot of good for teams in a…

The Organizations Driving Varsity Esports

Over the last several years, high schools and colleges across the country have started embracing varsity esports, establishing teams and investing in their infrastructure and growth. This year, with so many activities moved online, that investment has taken on new meaning, and as the varsity season gets ready to kick…

The Growth of Varsity Esports in the U.S.

Video gaming is well past the basement-playing-only days. And by “past,” we mean way, way, way past. Today, video gaming happens on massive stages, jumbotrons, and online platforms viewed by millions. It has professional leagues upon leagues, championships upon championships, and a population of gamers numbering well over 2 billion….