Mid-American schools create different conference for esports

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)– A dozen schools in the Mid-American Conference are producing a standalone esports conference to provide structured competitors without the comprehensive guidelines that govern intercollegiate athletics. MAC Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher states they’re hoping it’s a benefit in recruiting and engaging more competitive video players. The structure enables groups to enlist not simply novices however gamers who have actually gone professional. Steinbrecher says the brand-new Esports Collegiate Conference prepares to be available to schools outside the MAC and run individually from it. Competitors starts this fall. The spring season will feature competitors in League of Legends and Overwatch, with the champs getting automated bids to nationwide postseason tournaments for those titles.