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Marking Women’s Suffrage By Encouraging Voting Through Esports

WVXU |

YWCA Greater Cincinnati and Game Day PR are partnering to reach “a new generation” of voters by live streaming video games played by local female gamers.

“They will play for over six hours on Tuesday and their whole mission will be to encourage people to register to vote that day,” says Jackie Reau, Game Day CEO and YWCA Greater Cincinnati board member.

Viewers will be able to watch on the streaming platform Twitch. The gamers will talk about the importance of voting and registering to vote. Viewers will be able to ask questions and get information like a link to their local board of election in a special chat room.

Schools add esports

via The Daily Standard |

Coldwater High School students gathered under the watchful eye of district technology director and volunteer coach Nick Wirwille as they scrimmaged against a team from Shaker Heights High School.

St. Marys Memorial High School, St. Henry High School and New Knoxville High School are also developing programs, enlisting students to play games such as Overwatch, Rocket League, Fortnight and Hearthstone.

Local students take part in Esports to compete with other schools

via WTOV |

Steubenville City Schools implemented an Esports program last year and now Indian Creek is starting a league of their own.

“We went from just having a couple of members to having over 100 people show up because we decided to have an Esports team,” said David Moffat, interactive media teacher at Indian Creek.

Forest Hills students competing in “eSports”, playing video games competitively

via WKRC |

The Forest Hill School District is joining the competitive electronic gaming world this spring. Students from Turpin and Anderson high schools make up the teams and will compete in matches playing Ultimate Super Smash Brothers and Overwatch.

Esports program added at Indian Creek

via Hearld-Star |

Indian Creek High School students are getting their game on by joining the Esports Ohio League. The Indian Creek Esports Team includes 43 members on varsity and junior varsity squads.

14 colleges and universities in Ohio have official Esports programs, plus they offer scholarships from $3,000 to $6,000. Such opportunities are available at the likes of Tiffin University, Ashland University, Ohio Northern University and Lourdes University as well as 10 others in Ohio.

Esports Explodes on Campus in Time for Fall 2020 Play

via Campus Technology |

The Ohio University Board of Trustees has committed $650,000 to build a 2,600-square foot esports space at Ohio University’s main campus in Athens, according to student reporting. The facility will house a competition room that could support up to 50 gaming machines, a social gaming area, office space and a broadcast booth.

E-sports recruiting players who don’t use a field or gym

via Cincinnati Enquirer |

Nationwide, there are almost 400 e-sports programs at America’s colleges and universities. Ohio schools are among those leading the charge. Only California, Texas, New York and Pennsylvania have more such programs, according to a list provided by Next College Student Athlete.

The National Association of Collegiate esports (NACE) is a nonprofit organization that has produced $15 million in scholarships and aid for esports athletes and now which includes 130 schools and roughly 3,000 competitors.