Lebanon Valley College is expanding its esports program to include Call of Duty and and Paladins.

“The addition of CS:GO and Smite last year and of Call of Duty and Paladins this fall is the direct result of interest from prospective student-athletes and the success we’ve achieved in our current competitions,” said esports head coach Joe D’Angelo in a press release covered by Penn Live.

Esports at LVC is a partnership between the college’s Athletic Department, IT Department, Student Affairs, and Academic Affairs. Esports is LVC’s 26th athletic team and its first-ever that is entirely co-ed.

You might remember that we previously spoke with Fredericksburg resident Ian Graft, who was a player on the school’s first esports roster.

The esports arena was outfitted by Annville-based Candoris, but at first the squad practiced and competed from their dorm rooms.

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“People who says esports is not a sport, I totally disagree with that idea,” said Graft when we spoke with him late last year.

The school announced its first-ever recruit for esports last March.

Read our earlier coverage here.


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