Lake Michigan College Esports and Berrien RESA’s Southwest Michigan Esports League will host an Esports Open House from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, in the Todd Center of LMC’s Benton Harbor Campus, 2755 E. Napier Ave.
Esports are competitive team video games that have become a billion-dollar professional sporting industry. About 200 colleges and universities now have an esports program offering $15 million in scholarships and shifting majors to employ graduates in this new field.
“Esports or competitive gaming is a booming academic and professional industry,” said Kyle Kelly, the faculty advisor for LMC’s Esports teams. “This is a great opportunity for students to learn about those opportunities and what Lake Michigan College can offer.”
Tuesday’s event is open to students entering grades 9-12. Participants will have the opportunity to play Rocket League, Valorant, Super Smash Bros, League of Legends, and more. Lunch is provided. Registration is free.
To register, visit bit.ly/LMCesports22.
For more information about Berrien RESA’s Southwest Michigan Esports League, call 269-471-7725 or visit esports.berrienresa.org.
For more information about LMC’s Esports, call Kyle Kelly at 269-927-4568 or email him at email@example.com.