Davenport University announced today that it is adding Esports, competitive video gaming, to its athletic program in 2019.
Davenport University is only the third university in the state of Michigan to offer Esports as part of its athletic program.
The university is in the process of hiring a head coach and recruiting a team to play in the fall. With its investment in Esports, Davenport is planning to renovate space for a gaming facility within its Student Center and offer scholarships to qualified team members.
There are more than 110 schools in the United States and Canada that offering competitive gaming sports programs, according to the National Association of Collegiate Esports. Siena Heights University, in Adrian, and Alma College, in Alma, both host an Esports program.
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