eSports is Getting B1G Attention
eSports is Getting B1G Attention
By  GAEMS PR | On April 28, 2016

When you hear Michigan State is going to play Ohio State, you probably think of a great Big Ten football game. The two schools just squared off against each other last weekend, but not on the gridiron.

The Spartans and Buckeyes met in the BTN Invitational: A University League of Legends Event. It was carried live on the Big Ten Network (BTN) before an audience at PAX East in Boston.

Michael Calderon, Vice President of Programming and Digital Media at the BTN, is excited about the possibilities moving forward.

“The fast-paced, high-level competition of League of Legends is a great fit for BTN’s audience and we’re excited to be the first conference-owned network to bring the intensity of collegiate eSports to a television audience,” said Calderon.

The Big Ten event is another sign of the growing popularity of eSports on college campuses across the country. The Huffington Post called the rise of eSports “a game changer.”

With the audiences for video games growing every year, eSports is poised to take its place among traditional sports like football and basketball on campuses nationwide.

And stay tuned. At GAEMS, we’re not just standing on the sidelines.

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