EAE in the News!

June 2018

Local expert concerned parents will overreact after gaming disorder named addictive behavior.

“The World Health Organization now includes ‘gaming disorder’ as addictive behavior, but local behavioral doctors said that is nothing new, and are concerned for how children who play video games will be perceived.”
– Danica Lawrence, Fox 13 News
June 18, 2018

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March 2018

The virtual reality of ‘Ready Player One’ is coming, and the University of Utah is where some of it is being created.

“The technology, highlighted in “Ready Player One,” isn’t just for games but can be used in medical and training applications.”

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Jan 2018

EAE Global Game Jam 2018

“The Global Game Jam® is the world’s largest game jam event taking place around the world at physical locations.”

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Oct 2017

U of U Introduces Members of Varsity Esports Team

“The U of U team will play against programs from about 50 other schools around the country, and some of those matches will involve travel.”
-Jeff Mcadam, Fox 13 News
Oct 5, 2017

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33 Students Picked for Utah’s New Varsity Video Game Team

Compete Vid

“Swisher was one of 33 U. of U. students named to the school’s new varsity esports team — the first college-sponsored competitive video gaming team among the Power Five athletic conferences.”
-Compete Staff, Kotaku
June 14, 2017

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Esports is More Than Fun and Games for U’s Newest Varsity Squad

Compete Vid

“While fame and fortune may or may not be in the offing for the budding esports superstars on the U.’s new varsity squad, the U. is taking pride in being out front on a new and innovative addition to its campus sports portfolio.”
– Art Raymond, Deseret News
Oct 4, 2017

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June 2017

Gaming U.? University of Utah trustees approve bachelor of science in games

University of Utah sign, Jordan Allred

“The University of Utah board of trustees is apparently game for a new undergraduate degree, a bachelor of science in games intended to help meet a growing market demand for games and game making.”
-Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News
June 18, 2017

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Inside The University Of Utah’s First-Of-Its-Kind Varsity Esports Program

Compete Vid

“Compete’s video team headed to the University of Utah to check out their varsity esports program, which began as a League of Legends fan club that grew into the student-run organization Crimson Gaming, which helped pave the way for the school’s official scholarship program for budding pro gamers. ”
-Compete Staff, Kotaku
June 14, 2017

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Scholarships for video gamers? The University of Utah plugs into the world of esports

Compete Vid

“There was a buzz inside Rice-Eccles Stadium last fall. What else would you expect when Utah faces BYU? There were hundreds of rowdy students, cheers for the Utes, boos for the Cougars. And, when it was all over, they rushed the playing field — a computer lab across the street from the watch party at the stadium.”
– Aaron Falk, The Salt Lake Tribune
June 10, 2017

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University Of Utah To Offer Varsity League Scholarship

Utah Esports Lab

“The University of Utah has announced a varsity esports program, starting with League of Legends. Part of the Pac-12 Conference, Utah is the first Power Five school to sponsor this type of program, and it doesn’t plan on stopping at one game.”
-Eric Van Allen, Kotaku
June 6, 2017

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New U. team will join booming esports arena

League Tourney

“Snickering, eye rolling and snarky comments in response to any mention of esports competitors, or their audiences, may soon go the way of the Atari Pong console, and the University of Utah appears to be on the leading edge of that new and explosive paradigm.”
-Art Raymond, Deseret News
June 4, 2017

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May 2017

Top 50 Game Design Schools and Colleges in the US

Top 50

According to a new survey by Animation Career Review, an online resource for careers in animation, game development and digital art, EAE was ranked No. 2 in the country for the Top 50 Game Design Schools and Colleges in the U.S.

May 4, 2017

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