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Esports Arena at SIUE Bolsters Video Gaming Opportunities for Students

22 January 2020, 4:00 PM

With intense expressions and fast fingers, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students were in multiplayer gaming heaven, engaging in both casual and competitive video play in the newly opened Esports Arena, located in Bluff Hall.

The Esports Arena was officially introduced during a grand opening and ribbon-cutting event held Thursday, Jan. 16. A crowd of excited students, alumni, SIUE faculty, staff and administrators, and representatives from Scott Air Force Base toured the new space...

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STL TV Highlights New SIUE Esports Arena

22 January 2020, 8:30 AM

(L-R) STL TV Live Host Sarah Thompson, SIUE’s Mallory Sidarous, Natalie Hawkins, David Sissac and Phil Leyerer.The SIUE Esports Arena continues to make headlines as a great new space for student gamers to perfect their technique and gather together as a gaming community.

STL TV highlighted the new arena and the growing popularity of esports during STL TV Live on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Host Sarah Thompson welcomed University Housing Director Mallory Sidarous and Assistant Director of Recreational Programs in Campus Recreation Natalie Hawkins for a segment detailing how the arena came to fruition, and how the...

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