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$1 Million Gift from Butler Graduate to Support New Esports Park

Butler University recently received an anonymous $1 million gift from the estate of a Butler graduate that will be used to support construction of the Esports Park, a 7,320-square-foot, multi-use esports and technology facility on the University’s campus. Located on Sunset Avenue between Hinkle Fieldhouse and Clowes Memorial Hall, the space is currently under construction and set […]

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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

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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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Industry News

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Popular esports company relocates to Butler Esports Park ahead of grand opening

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Butler announces first esports park tenant

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Anonymous $1M gift to support Butler Esports Park

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Butler receives $1 million for Esports Park

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Changing The Game; Butler Esports Park arrives this Fall

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Butler to graduate first student with esports minor; new facility soon to open

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BIG EAST Rocket League™ Tournament Bracket Set

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Profile: Jaqui “Kitsune” Sabnal: The Backbone of Butler Esports

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BIG EAST League Of Legends™ Spring 2022 Season Continues Saturday

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Esports is exploding. Can Indianapolis capitalize?

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BIG EAST Outduels MAAC in EGFC MAAC-BIG EAST Rocket League Challenge

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BIG EAST League Of Legends™ Regular Season Wraps Up Saturday

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2021 BIG EAST | MAAC Challenge

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BIG EAST Conference and Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) to Face Off in Annual Esports Challenges on Dec 4 and Jan 28 Produced by EGF

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New Butler Program Embraces Esports

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