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A Timeline of Collegiate E-Sports in Texas

By Derek Udensi, October 4, 2019, Screens


Fall semester:
University of North Texas invests $200,000 in its e-sports program, including a practice facility housed in UNT's media library.


Fall semester:
UT-Dallas opens its varsity e-sports program after receiving a $100,000 donation to convert two rooms into the 24-seat Sector 7 Energy E-Sports Gaming Arena.


Concordia University Texas announces an e-sports program starting in the fall – the first in Central Texas.

UNT becomes first public university in Texas to offer e-sports scholarships, offering up to $20,000 to both future and current program members.

Concordia opens its e-sports arena.

Fall semester:
UT-Arlington, Concordia, and St. Edward's launch their varsity programs.

UT-Arlington hosts the inaugural "Battle4Texas" Overwatch tournament: Longhorn Gaming wins and takes home the $5,000 grand prize.

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