Nerd Street Gamers Partners with Butler University to Host Virtual Esports Winter Camps

PHILADELPHIA & INDIANAPOLIS (December 7, 2020)—Nerd Street Gamers, the national network of esports facilities and events dedicated to powering competitive opportunities for gamers, and Butler University have partnered to host virtual esports winter camps. With sessions from December 14 through January 8, Camp Localhost gives gamers ages 10-18 the opportunity to participate in a week-long online esports […]

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Butler University Joins The Esports Combine as Hosting University

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Ahead of The Esports Combine™ 2020, a virtual convention designed to connect esports players with collegiate programs, Indiana Esports Development LLC. has announced a partnership with Butler University to be the official host for the event. The University will host this year’s convention through student participation, marketing efforts, and spectatorship. Butler will also host its […]

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Nerd Street Gamers Partners with Butler to Host Virtual Esports Summer Camp

Nerd Street Gamers, the national network of esports facilities and events dedicated to powering competitive opportunities for gamers, and Butler University have partnered to host the University’s inaugural virtual esports summer camp, Camp Localhost, presented by Butler Esports. Starting June 29, teens ages 14-18 will have the opportunity to participate in a structured, week-long online […]

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Butler prof explores rise of esports in new book

When Ryan Rogers was writing the syllabus for a new esports class at Butler University, the required reading section glared back at him. He needed to find books that covered the rapidly growing competitive video game industry, but there weren’t many to choose from.  So Rogers, Assistant Professor of Creative Media and Entertainment, decided to […]

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The Rise of Esports

people holding video game controllers

As stereotypes go, it’s said that too much time with videogames leads to such things as poor social skills and long-term accommodations in the parents’ basement. However, the reality at Butler University is quite the contrary. Sophomore Luke Renchik and fellow members of the Butler Esports team represent a new generation of college students who […]

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Butler class partners with Fox Sports

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Inside Robertson Hall, the Johnson Room’s walls are adorned with familiar campus imagery: A mural of Hinkle Fieldhouse at the front, the Holcomb Observatory to one side, and Atherton Union opposite it prevents anyone in the room from forgetting they’re at Butler. The students gathered in the room on this day, however, were there to […]

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Booting up a new club

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For John George ’18, video games were always a casual interest. When he first came to Butler University, he loved playing games like Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart with friends. “It wasn’t until sophomore year when I really got into watching esports and watching competitive video gaming,” George said. “That’s when I really wanted […]

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