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eSports Video Game Competition Draws 1000 Players At Recent Event

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A new phenomenon called eSports doesn?'t take place on a field but fills large auditoriums and rooms. These structured video game competitions involve multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games, where players have to work together in teams. Students from University of Cincinnati, Miami University, Ohio State, Case Western and Xavier recently came together to form the first All Midwest (AllMid) eSports Gaming Event in early October. It was the biggest Midwest collegiate video gaming tournament to date, drawing more than 1,000 participants.

Joining us to discuss the increasing popularity of eSports are AllMid organizers Chris Postell from University of Cincinnati and StelanieTsirlis from Miami University, along with UC League of Legends (UCLoL, a multiplayer online battle area gaming group) faculty adviser Tony Quallens