Ball State to Lower the Ribbon at Esports Heart – WISH-TV | Indianapolis Information | Indiana climate
MUNCIE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – Ball State University will host a virtual ribbon cutting ceremony for their new esports center on Monday. According to the university, the center has state-of-the-art computers for use by the university team and classroom, an elevated gameplay platform for esports competitions, and stadium seating for 50 spectators.
The center will sponsor Ball State’s new esports program, which is part of the newly established Independent Esports Collegiate Conference. According to Ball State, the conference will pitch teams in popular games like League of Legends, Rocket League, and Overwatch.
“Our program and new facilities will help us achieve our goal of improving academic offerings by bringing sports experience to curricula in a variety of disciplines, including digital sports production, business, computing, animation and sports management,” said Dr. Paaige Turner, dean of the College of Communication, Information and Media at Ball State.
The center also includes an interactive classroom, lounge area with next-generation video game consoles, a control room for streaming game events, and office space for the esports director and university assistants.
Officials will cut the ribbon during a ceremony on Monday at 4 p.m.