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June 3, 2019 - OMEN by HP Partner with ECPI University Rams eSports Team

Virginia-based ECPI University (East Coast Polytechnic Institute) has announced OMEN by HP as official partner of its esports team, ECPI Rams. As part of the deal, OMEN by HP will supply gaming machines for all the ECPI eSports Arenas at the university.

https://ayo.news/2019/07/03/omen-by-hp-partner-with-ecpi-university-rams-esports-team/


June 2, 2019 - "A significant milestone in our esports program”: ECPI announces partnership with Omen by HP

“OMEN has a great reputation in the gaming world for providing high-end, quality machines to the esports community. Not only does this partnership allow us to place the best possible equipment in front of our esports student athletes, it will also allow us to expand our program much faster and further than expected.”

https://cesn.gg/ecpi-partners-omen-hp-esports-pc/


May 31, 2019 - On esports 'signing day,' 19 Richmond-area students get scholarships to play video games in college

ECPI University has a longstanding tradition of leading the way locally and nationally for non-traditional learning and success,” ECPI athletic director Mike Glover said in a press release. “esports is growing fast, and this is something our students are telling us that they want as a part of their college experience.

https://www.richmond.com/sports/on-esports-signing-day-richmond-area-students-get-scholarships-to/article_3d253ffa-993a-5356-ad48-c8367604060b.html


January 29, 2019 - Playing video games earns these students college scholarships

Earn scholarship money playing video games,” boasts a poster in the lobby of ECPI University’s Newport News campus. Logos of six online games — you may have heard of Overwatch or League of Legends — adorn the flier, which includes a call for tryouts.

https://www.dailypress.com/news/education/dp-nws-ecpi-esports-team-2019-story.html


November 16, 2018 - An inside look at the competitive world of collegiate eSports

Today, the competitive world of electronic sports, or eSports, is growing into a billion-dollar industry. Financial services company Goldman Sachs projects its annual revenue to grow from $655 million in 2017 to $2.96 billion by 2022.

https://www.13newsnow.com/article/news/local/an-inside-look-at-the-competitive-world-of-collegiate-esports/291-615217047


October 17, 2018 - How Twitch streaming service has helped a local e-sports team

Some hobbies never really stay just hobbies. "I started gaming about 15 years ago," said Stephen Arthur, an e-sports coach at ECPI University. Like the old saying, "Do what you love", Arthur turned it into a career at ECPI University in Virginia Beach. "We're one of the only colleges in the southeast to actually award scholarships to e-sports players," he said.

https://www.13newsnow.com/article/news/local/how-twitch-streaming-service-has-helped-a-local-e-sports-team/291-605320189


June 22, 2018 - ECPI to field area's first eSports collegiate team

The university is fielding a collegiate level eSports team that will compete against 88 other colleges in the National Association of Collegiate eSports. The first day of tryouts were held at ECPI’s Virginia Beach campus Friday, and more than 70 students showed up to compete for a spot.

https://www.13newsnow.com/article/news/local/ecpi-to-field-areas-first-esports-collegiate-team/291-566754319


June 6, 2018 - ECPI is joining the eSports wave, adding video games as a varsity sport

“We’re bringing it because it’s pretty much what our student population has asked for,” said team manager Mike Glover. “We’ve tried for years to find a collegiate sport that our students would participate in.” ECPI does not offer any other sports and is largely a commuter school. It enrolls about 10,000 students across more than a dozen campuses.

https://pilotonline.com/news/local/education/higher-education/article_80a83e7a-682b-11e8-b346-db931e473dcc.html


June 6, 2018 - ECPI students can try out for eSports team. Here’s how

Once upon a time a parent could tell their child that they were wasting their time playing that silly video game and be right. Those days appear to have passed. ECPI University has announced that it will join the National Association of Collegiate eSports (NACE), becoming the first in Hampton Roads to do so and competing in eSports against 87 other colleges and universities across the nation.

https://southsidedaily.com/local-news/2018/06/06/ecpi-students-can-try-out-for-esports-team-heres-how/


June 5, 2018 - Local college offers scholarships for playing video games

The university is fielding a collegiate level eSports team that will compete against 88 other colleges in the National Association of Collegiate eSports. The first day of tryouts were held at ECPI’s Virginia Beach campus Friday, and more than 70 students showed up to compete for a spot.

https://www.wavy.com/news/local-news/virginia-beach/local-college-offers-scholarships-for-playing-video-games/1220283277