Intercollegiate Esports goes big as PAC-12 announces plans for pro-gaming competitions and broadcasts
The Pac-12 Conference, one of the largest Collegiate Athletic Conference with participants and achievements from various intercollegiate events in the United States of America such as the NCAA has recently revealed that they have set plans to include competitive gaming or Electronic Sports for their 2016-2017 agenda.
In the recent announcement of decisions right after the year-end board of director’s meeting, Pac-12 recognizes the growing interest of Pac-12 affiliated students in the realm of competitive gaming and has approved their presidents and chancellors to conduct Esports competitions withing Pac-12 affiliated universities and colleges for the upcoming year. Pac-12 believes that other than gaming itself, Esports is closely tied to academic fields such as computer science, visual and cinematic arts, and even engineering.
Larry Scott, the conference’s current Commissioner had this to say regarding Pac-12’s venture to Electronic Sports:
“eSports is a natural fit for many of our universities located in the technology and media hubs of the country, Pac-12 Networks’ commitment to innovation as well as its natural tie to our universities and established media platform make it the perfect organization to develop the framework for eSports intercollegiate competition.”