As part of the new program, student-athletes will compete at Mustangs eSports pavilions at MCCC’s West Campus in Pottstown and Central Campus in Blue Bell.
Esports is a form of competitive multiplayer video gaming where teams compete against each other in either single games or tournaments.
According to MCCC’s eSports Coordinator and Coach Ryan Plummer, MCCC’s Mustangs eSports has a lot of benefits for its participants, including bringing together “students who have a shared passion.”
He added that “it will encourage them to communicate with each other as they work together developing their strategy and resolving conflicts.”
However student-athletes who wish to participate have to meet some requirements. These include being enrolled in one of MCCC’s academic programs, taking at least 12 credits per semester, and maintaining a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
The inaugural season will have Mustangs eSports student-athletes competing in Rocket League tournaments. Rocket League uses cars instead of players in a game similar to soccer.
As part of the program’s promotion, MCCC will host Philly Esports 2v2 Rocket League Tournament, which will be open to the public, on December 14.