"One often-cited reason for colleges’ reluctance to launch esports programs, despite the potential benefits in retention, recruitment and academics, is concern about cost. The multimillion-dollar arenas being built by some institutions are exciting, and are no doubt good for the sport, but they may give the impression that an esports program isn’t possible without a very high level of investment."—Source: EdTech Magazine
WHY THIS MATTERS:
Creating an esports program doesn't have to be a massive investment. It's okay to start small — your school doesn't need a multi-million dollar arena to stay relevant. Plus, decisions today can be made to support potential expansion in the future.