ACAC explores expansion into eSports

November 2, 2020

The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) is exploring expansion into eSports through running a pilot online eSports program. The pilot eSports competition is sponsored by ACAC and will take place in November 2020. The program could include participants from 17 or more postsecondary institutions in Alberta. “Discussions about hosting an ACAC sponsored eSports competition have occurred in the past however conditions created by the challenges of Covid-19 restrictions accelerated ACAC planning,” writes ACAC. “This is a pilot project to evaluate interest amongst the post-secondary student population and additional events may be scheduled in the future based upon the outcome of a post-event review.” Portage College (AB)