The JMU X-Labs esports program at James Madison University has formally accepted an invitation to join the Eastern College Athletic Conference. This news was first revealed by JMU on February 7th.
“JMU X-Labs is excited to join the ECAC and the competitive opportunities now available to our emerging esports program,” said JMU X-Labs Executive Director Nick Swayne. “We are excited for our students to have access to challenging tournaments and competitive league play. For both virtual and face-to-face competition, ECAC offers exactly what we need to transition into the best of esports.”
JMU X-Labs will begin hosting esports industry-related professional development workshops starting this month. Moreover, JMU X-Labs will team up with the JMU Office of Annual Giving to host a live stream on Twitch on February 22nd that will feature the school’s esports athletes, faculty, and administrators.
James Madison University is a public research institute based in Harrisonburg, Virginia. As of the Fall 2021 semester, there are over 21,000 students enrolled at the school.