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NDSU Esports Lab’s Grand opening



Fargo, North Dakota – Recently, NDSU finished building a state-of-the-art Esports facility that includes 36 machines, speakers, multiple wall displays, a projector, and a full shout casting area for streaming games and console gaming. Students contributed funds and design guidance, which helped to shape the area.

The grand opening will take place at NDSU Ladd Hall, room 316, 1231 Albrecht Boulevard Fargo, ND, on Thursday, February 15, from 4 to 7:00 p.m. Remarks on the program will start at 4:30 p.m. After the program, students will spotlight several games. At the program and ribbon-cutting, NDSU President David Cook, NDSU Student Body President Kaylee Weigel, and NDSU Overwatch Esports Club President Carter Buchta will give speeches.

Esports groups at NDSU were founded in 2017. At that time, students may play two games: League of Legends and Rocket League. There was a space in the Memorial Union where esports were played.

Students can currently play eight titles, and about 350 of them have signed up for the Discord server. Several games are currently in development, including Rocket League, Super Smash Bros., League of Legends, Overwatch, Valorant, CS:GO, Halo, and Chess.

All NDSU students can use the new Esports Lab for free. Students are welcome to come and try something new or play games socially to meet new people on the twelve machines reserved for walk-ins.

Community members can also use the facilities for a cost of $5 per hour.