A&T to Debut Esports Lab on Wednesday, Feb. 7

By Jackie Torok / 02/05/2024 Student Affairs

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (Feb. 5, 2024) – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will debut its Esports Lab on Wednesday, Feb. 7.

A floating reception will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. in Room 222 of the Student Center, 1403 John W. Mitchell Drive, Greensboro. Light refreshments will be available.

The Esports Lab includes 12 Benq Zowie gaming monitors, 10 Playstation 5s, 10 Nintendo Switches, seven Dell Alienware PCs, an Xbox Series X and two large televisions, along with a growing number of games in its library.

North Carolina A&T’s Esports program is a unit of the department of the Student Center within the Division of Student Affairs. It embraces the gaming community of our diverse students’ passion for competitive and non-competitive gaming to foster collaboration, creativity, equity and inclusion.

Esports affects student life and outcomes in many ways including student recruitment, retention, social development, community building, leadership skills and professional development. Participation also provides students with various opportunities for employment, academic credentials, certifications and more while allowing them to organically learn and build upon problem-solving skills, discipline, perseverance, teamwork and communication.

A&T is dedicated to offering students a program designed to show them the many opportunities that exist in the gaming space and how the skills they learn in Esports translate to into becoming innovators and leaders in the workforce upon graduation.

For more information, email Robert McNair, Student Center executive director, at mcnairr@ncat.edu or Rachel Whitsett, Student Center operations director, at rjohnso@ncat.edu, or call (336) 334-7571.

Media Contact Information: jtorok@ncat.edu

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