Esports joins Jets athletics lineup; tryouts coming soon
October 1, 2019
Jackson College will recruit a new team of athletes this fall for a new world – or worlds – of competition!
Because of growing interest in competitive video gaming, esports becomes the 13th Jets athletic team. Esports describes the world of competitive, organized video gaming. Any Jackson College student interested in trying out is invited to RSVP by e-mailing Coach Brad Choate by Oct. 25. Rocket League and League of Legends will be the games this first season. Choate, who also works in Information Technology for the College, is starting to assemble the team.
“I’m looking forward to building a program that the College and community can be proud of. I’m also very excited to offer more opportunities for our students to get involved and be a part of our great athletics program,” Choate said.
A new esports arena is taking shape from renovations to a classroom in the Jets Hangar. Athletes will have uniforms and participate in fitness, to be in their best shape for competition. The Jets will be part of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE).