COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ)– Howard Neighborhood College in Columbia, Maryland, announced it will introduce esports as its most recent athletics program for the fall 2020 season.

After accepting an invitation to the New England Collegiate Conference esports league, HCC is now the first Maryland neighborhood college to hold a collegiate esports team membership.

Erin Foley, Director of Sports at HCC, launched the following statement:

” The Athletics Department is thrilled to provide future trainees an extremely competitive and growing sport. Esports provides a brand-new opportunity to become a Dragon student-athlete and develop a new program.”

HCC will start the season with the multiplayer video games Overwatch and League of Legends, and student-athletes will complete from another location throughout the fall. Rocket League, another extremely popular multiplayer video game, will be included the spring 2021 season.

Present high school or college students interested in going to Howard Community College to play Esports are invited to submit the prospective student-athlete type.