Women’s College Starts a Varsity Esports Program for Student Overwatch Team
The first all women college to have a Varsity esports program will be Stephens College located in Columbia, Missouri. The school announced the program Thursday, as well as the beautiful fact that it will be supported with scholarships. It is set to begin in the Fall of 2017 and the badass team of ladies will be competing in the Tespa Collegiate Series for the highly popular first-person shooter, Overwatch. The school’s website says that the reason they choose Overwatch was because of “its diverse and strong female characters”.
“Our mission is to ensure that women can succeed and can make choices about anything they do in any environment and in any profession. That’s our mission. So why would we not do it in esports? … We have the capacity and the appetite for doing something new that allows us to say, ‘Let’s try this.’ Let’s see if we can provide an environment where women have an opportunity to, in some ways, break barriers.”
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