Champlain College open new cyber sports center

Published: Sep. 16, 2022 at 12:40 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A state-of-the-art cyber sports arena is now open to Champlain College students.

The Champlain College esports team Thursday unveiled the new space inside the Miller Center Lakeside Campus in Burlington. It has more than 20 computer stations, a training room, and a full broadcasting suite, giving students a hands-on learning experience as the gaming industry continues to grow.

College President Alex Hernandez says the new arena will not only prepare students for competition but for the real world. “This experience where they’re competing, they’re using leading technologies, they’re designing games -- our students are coming out ready. That’s good for our students, it’s good for Vermont, it’s good for our communities,” he said.

While officials wouldn’t reveal how much the space costs, they say the project involved sponsors and partners to help cut costs.