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#OTGYpsi: eSports Craze Makes Its Way To Eastern Michigan University

Jun 3, 2020

Video game competitions, or "eSports," has grown from a social activity among friends to a nearly $1 billion business.  eSports teams are now forming in school districts and universities across the country, including Eastern Michigan University.  In this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi," WEMU's Lisa Barry and Concentrate Media's Sarah Rigg talk about EMU associate vice president of student affairs Calvin Phillips, who explains how EMU's new eSports team will impact the university and its students.


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Concentrate Ann Arbor

Sarah Rigg's Feature Article: EMU launches esports program to build community, highlight gaming industry success stories

"Global Esports Revenue Reaches More Than $1 Billion As Audience Figures Exceed 433 Million"

EMU eSports

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Gamer Girls Get It Done

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— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu