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Original Author: Sam Eldridge
Barcelona Will Compete in Superliga
Soccer giant, FC Barcelona, just announced yesterday that they are joining the League of Legends competitive scene. They will compete in Superliga, the main League of Legends league in Spain starting in 2022, making good on their promise to esports. Though this is just the start of their venture into the world of esports, they also have teams in Rocket League, Hearthstone, and eFootball. FC Barcelona will keep expanding their esports teams, as long as the titles are non-violent.
A Day In Esports History
Yesterday, in Ottumwa, Iowa, mayor, Tom Lazio, stated that November 10th will henceforth be known as Esports History Day. The day was named after the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Twin Galaxies Arcade in the city, and Twin Galaxies was one of the first Esports organizations. In fact, a famous photo from 1982 that depicts a tournament held in the Twin Galaxies Arcade will be featured on the plaque that will be placed in front of the building where the arcade once stood. The Twin Galaxies Esports organization lives on in California, where the founders moved after their success.
Danville HS New To Esports
Danville Area High School students, located in Pennsylvania, may have new opportunities for esports. The Danville district approved a proposal for a new esports program, where they plan to hire coaches, and use old teacher computers for the program. The district’s director on information technology, Jeff Ryan, presented to the school board the benefits of such a program, and resulted in a unanimous 9-0 decision. The Danville Area High School will compete in a competitive season, but so far the only title announced for the school is Rocket League.
The Block Set To Open in Philadelphia
Nerd Street Gamers just launched the first esports campus in the nation in Philadelphia. The Block will host several professional-level esports events, and will be open to the public. Some programming the campus will include are summer camps for students. The Block will open this weekend, on Saturday, November 13, and will have a grand opening featuring free gameplay, giveaways, and raffles for the public.
Southern University Law Center and Esports Supply Partner
Esports Supply has partnered Southern University Law Center with plans to construct an esports facility for students to use. This space will be used for students to develop legal and business skills associated with esports. Students will also be able to use the facility to compete in esports, though no teams or titles have been announced yet. No announcements for the launch day have been made yet, but designs are being planned for the facility and will be released soon.