West Virginia University will host a two-day event designed to expose students to career opportunities in Esports, a gaming phenomenon that has become a billion-dollar global industry.
The Esports Symposium and Master Class held Thursday and Friday (March 21 and 22) offers a general introduction to Esports, organized, multiplayer video game competitions. The events are presented by WVU alumnus Marc Williams and Ashley DeWalt, cofounders of WD | Esports + Entertainment.
The symposium will feature industry trailblazers including David Chen, co-owner of FaZe Clan, the largest Esports team in the world; Neil Duffy, chief commercial office for Collegiate Starleague; and DeWalt and Williams, cofounders of one of the first Esports business degree specializations in the country at St. Peter’s University in Jersey City, New Jersey. The free event begins Thursday at 6 p.m at the Media Innovation Center in Evansdale Crossing.