New England College unveils e-sports arena

  • New England College President Michele Perkins unveiled the school's new e-sports arena at a grand opening ceremony on Thursday. Gil Talbot Photography—Courtesy

  • New England College President Michele Perkins and the school’s esports coach Tyrelle Appleton during the unveiling Thursday of the school's new e-sports arena. Gil Talbot Photography—Courtesy

  • New England College in Henniker unveiled the school’s new e-sports arena at a grand opening ceremony Thursday.

  • New England College President Michele Perkins watches freshman Hayden Blaisdell of Stratham play in the Henniker school’s new e-sports arena. The college held a grand opening ceremony for the facility Thursday. Courtesy of Gil Talbot Photography

  • New England College in Henniker unveiled the school's new e-sports arena at a grand opening ceremony on Thursday. Gil Talbot Photography—Courtesy

Monitor staff
Published: 1/24/2019 5:43:23 PM

New Hampshire College showed off its new e-sports arena with an official opening Thursday, part of the school’s drive to carve out a niche for itself in the growing field of video games. School President Michele appeared with Tyrelle Appleton, the 25-year-old MBA who will be coaching NEC’s e-sports team and overseeing the video-gaming arena. The college is creating the gaming version of a sports program, and said it will compete in ESPN’s opening qualifier for the Collegiate E-sports Championship. SNHU in Manchester has also gone heavily into the e-sports field, and scores of college e-sports teams exist around the country.




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