New eSports lounge secures future of club eSports – Elon News Network

New eSports lounge secures future of club eSports – Elon News Network

From a few students gaming from their dorms to now inducting over 300 members, Elon University’s eSports Club’s rapid growth inspired the development of a new meeting spot — the eSports Lounge. 

Located in Global Commons, the space consists of 12 personal computers and two televisions. Players will have a variety of games and consoles at their disposal, such as Overwatch and Rainbow Six Siege. 

As the campus’ interest in eSports increased, so did the demand for effective communication. Internet connectivity problems threatened interaction and community among teammates. Originally, the club advocated for technical support from the university. Aware of the shortcomings of the school’s primary network, acquiring Ethernet was vital to improving the experience of members. The upgraded server allows multiple computer systems to bridge together via cables for smoother data transmittance. 

Recognizing that individual environments restrained team collaboration, the club looked to find a new gathering space. Alternating between various locations on campus,
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