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SUNY Students Find Statewide Video Game League Popular

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Here’s a stunner. Video games and leagues are popular among SUNY students, including those at Cortland and TC3.

SUNY says nearly 2,200 students are part of a Spring Esports league at 50 campuses.

“The SUNY Esports League maintains popularity due to how accessible esports and gaming are for collegiate players at all athletic abilities. As the fastest growing entertainment industry in the world, esports provide a sense of community and keep students engaged outside the confines of the physical classroom,” said Interim Chancellor Deborah F. Stanley in a statement furnished to X101 News. “I look forward to witnessing the continuous growth of our SUNY Esports league and the clear commitment to enriching our students’ college experiences.”










Esports offer inclusive, positive community engagement for students. A post-Fall 2021 survey conducted by the SUNY Esports League reported that students rated SUNY Esports 4.5 out of 5 stars for enjoyment, with 81 percent of athletes indicating they would recommend esports to a friend.

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