Q-C Times 'Big Story': The Rise Of 'E-Sports' In The Quad Cities

Apr 13, 2018

The St. Ambrose University "Fighting Bees" are among the newest members of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), which coordinates varsity "e-sports" competitions between member institutions.
Credit St. Ambrose University, National Association of Collegiate Esports

For this week’s Big Story in the Quad-City Times, sports reporter and columnist Don Doxsie explores the growing popularity of competitive video-gaming in the Quad Cities. He reports that newly formed "e-sports" programs at St. Ambrose University and Orion High School are part of a broader national trend among athletic departments across the country, as hundreds of schools have added teams—including more than 70 colleges and universities which offer scholarships to "e-athletes."

You can read Doxsie's story in the Sunday edition of the Times, or on the newspaper's website.