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Session Name: Esports Day: Building Collegiate Esports from Student Clubs to Varsity Teams
Speaker(s): Phill Alexander, Ryan Stevenson
Company Name(s): Miami University, USC Games
Track / Format: Design

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Overview: In this session, Phill Alexander will present his experience as co-director and the faculty lead for Varsity Esports at Miami University (the first division 1 school to offer varsity esports). He'll cover how they developed and implemented their varsity program for 'League of Legends', 'Hearthstone', and 'Overwatch', what the current varsity esports scene looks like, and offer a look into the future of varsity esports. Also in this session, USC Games student and esports club organizer Ryan Stevenson will speak about the work that goes into running a local student player community, and the importance of communication and collaboration in order for it to grow.

GDC 2018

Phill Alexander

Miami University

Ryan Stevenson

USC Games

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