NATCHITOCHES – Seth Miller, an incoming freshman from Sam Houston High School in Lake Charles, signed with Northwestern State University’s competitive esports team. Miller, who plans to major in engineering technology, will play on the Overwatch team.
Esports is competitive, organized video gaming with national and international competitions supported by a growing fan base and sponsors. Chance Creppel is coordinator of NSU Esports and heads up the competitive side of the program, organizing competitions for the NSU teams and the tournaments that will be held on campus in the future.
Northwestern State is affiliated with the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), the governing body for college esports. Scholarship students on NSU’s Esports Team must maintain a 2.5 grade point average.
NSU has taken the lead in esports in the Louisiana, recently opening a new state-of-the-art facility. The NSU Esports arena is home to one of the largest gaming experiences in the state. The space is designed for both competitive and recreational gaming and is free to all NSU students.