New England College to hold ribbon-cutting for Esports arena

January 20, 2019 GMT

HENNIKER, N.H. (AP) — New England College is going to open an Esports Arena for students who will compete against other colleges in the region in a variety of live-action online games.

A ribbon-cutting is planned Thursday, Jan. 24 at the Henniker college’s Simon Center.

Esports — competition using video games — has grown in popularity. New England College officials say it can build on the success of the school’s various degree programs, such as game design.