Esports

Esports

Esports at Rowan University

Rowan University and Nerd Street Gamers have entered into a unique partnership that will lead to the development of one of the region’s largest collegiate Esports gaming and academic programs.

Nerd Street Gamers will invest more than $1 million in the construction and development of a 7,500-square-foot gaming facility on Rowan Boulevard in Glassboro that also will include a broadcast studio and other amenities for use in collaboration with the University. The facility is expected to be open in Summer 2020.

Rowan will work collaboratively with Nerd Street Gamers to develop curricula relating to the Esports industry, establish internship opportunities and create club-sports teams.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When will Rowan have team tryouts?

A: The University will use the fall semester (2019) to study best practices for establishing collegiate Esports programs and announce details about the formation of teams in spring 2020.

Will there be Esports-related majors?

A: The Esports industry encompasses elements of computer science (programming, video game development), communication (video production, graphic design, broadcasting) and business (sales, event management). Rowan and Nerd Street Gamers will work together to develop academic certificates addressing the skills and competencies required in the Esports industry.

How can I get an internship in the gaming industry?

A: Students will have an opportunity to work and intern at the Rowan Boulevard facility when it opens in the summer of 2020. Announcements about those opportunities will be advertised through the Career Advancement Office.

How do I get more involved?

A: Students who want to volunteer to work Rowan Esport-related events should contact Andrew Havrisko at havrisko@rowan.edu. Members of the Gaming Club are part of the Esport program development committee.

Will students get a discount on NSG membership/player fees?

A: An announcement about discounted rates will be made in summer 2020 before the facility opens.