"Esports teams and arenas aren't new to the collegiate landscape. However, the expansion of esports seems to be ramping up at colleges and universities across a wide swathe of higher education."—Source: Inside Higher Ed
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WHY THIS MATTERS:
Think esports is all fun and games? Think again. Programs have been growing at a rapid clip. Prospective students with gaming savvy will look for schools with a cutting-edge esports arena and varsity teams for a high level of competition.