It appears that esports is continuing to grow in the Wolverine State. According to Michigan State University’s Spartan News Room, more than 50 institutions have registered to be members of the Michigan High School Esports Federation since the organization was founded in 2019. That number is only expected to grow over the next few years.
Stephen Juncaj is the head coach of the Detroit Catholic Central High School esports team. He said that esports helped connect people during the COVID-19 Pandemic. “There’s kids who’ve literally told me, ‘I haven’t done anything after school, at all, until I found this,’” he said. “So it’s really been a great outlet for some kids who never even thought about, ‘Oh, I could do something for the school and kind of be involved.’”
There are reportedly over 170 higher-education institutions in the United States that offer varsity esports programs at their school. 18 of those universities are currently located in Michigan.
(All information was provided by Spartan News Room)