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Recreation & Wellbeing Welcomes eSports

Recreational Sports is pleased to welcome eSports to its competitive sports program. As part of Recreation & Wellbeing, the Cal eSports team will be able to represent Cal in intercollegiate competition and receive the full breadth of department and campus resources including administrative and marketing support, as well as, access to facilities.

“We believe the competitive sports program supports academic success by providing students leadership development opportunities and helping students build community on campus,” said Trineice Durst, Senior Associate Director who oversees the sports club program. “Our goal is to offer a variety of competitive opportunities for Cal students. We are excited to be the official “home” for the Cal eSports team and proud to have them represent Cal in their various tournaments and competitions.”

Esports, or competitive gaming, is immensely popular among college students and an exceptional opportunity for students to build a strong sense of community and shared interest while achieving varying degrees of intercollegiate competition.

The Cal eSports team has competed both regionally and nationally garnering tremendous success including 10 national championships to date – culminating most recently with a 1st place finish in the Overwatch Tournament, part of the Tespa Collegiate Series, this past February.

Recreational Sports is proud to enhance the Cal student experience by offering a wide range of programs and services which promote a healthy lifestyle and well-being.

Brigitte Lossing, Interim Director of Recreational Sports, said “Recreational Sports is committed to providing facilities, programs, and services that support the wellbeing of today’s student. Our ability to transcend and diversify traditional programming creates greater opportunities for our students to participate, connect, and create inclusive experiences. We are student’s first and proud to welcome eSports to the department.”

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