Ready, player one? Esports program at Johnson C. Smith Univeristy offers scholarships, career paths – WCNC.com

Ready, player one? Esports program at Johnson C. Smith Univeristy offers scholarships, career paths – WCNC.com

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Esports are becoming a bigger draw for people looking to make a living doing what they love: playing video games. But one college in the Queen City is leveling up their stake in the game, and how they draw in students to attend and represent their school on a larger stage.

Johnson C. Smith University is now offering an esports program, which is housed in a state-of-the-art facility. JCSU is now the first historically Black college or university (HBCU) offering a trifecta program with curriculum, coursework, and a club team, and the university joins the ranks of about 200 other colleges and universities with similar programs.

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