Durham looks to make esports a “household term” with new arena

April 4, 2019

Durham College has opened an esports arena at its Oshawa campus, a facility described by school officials as the first of its kind. CBC reports that the arena will serve as the training area for the Durham Lords, the college’s varsity esports team, and a recreational hub for gamers. “With a collegiate push behind it, it's becoming a household term,” said Sarah Wagg, the arena’s manager. “We're showing that there are initiatives for college students so they can learn, grow, and hone their craft.” CBC adds that the facility features 46 gaming computers with full broadcast and streaming capabilities as well as a lounge that can accommodate up to 120 spectators. CBC | Durham (ON)