The University of Dayton to Partner with Connect E-Sports

This spring semester, the Department of Health and Sport Science is hosting an online e-sports tournament for University of Dayton students to compete in.

The tournament is part of the initiatives from Spring 2021 Student Activities planning group. It is co-hosted by Department of Health and Sport Science, and local e-sports center start-up: Connect E-Sports. Starting this month, students will be able to compete online in popular e-sports games such as Rocket League, Super Smash Brothers, NBA2K, and Call of Duty.

“The esports are rapidly growing in popularity across college campuses. With this tournament, we hope it helps connecting UD community in an unconventional while entertaining way,” said Dr. Haozhou Pu, Assistant Professor from the Department of Health and Sport Science.

“We’re very excited to work with the University of Dayton as a new business to downtown. We believe video games can help bridge the gap of connectivity online and in real life, especially in a time like now,” said owner of Connect E-Sports, Mary Baldino. Follow both Connect E-Sports and UD Esports on social media for more updates.