The Clemson University Board of Trustees Finance and Facilities Committee recently agreed to a partnership with Meta (formerly Facebook). As a result of this deal, the two sides will work together to build a $17.5 million state-of-the-art virtual training facility for the school’s esports team. This announcement comes a little after Clemson won the school’s first Fortnite National Championship.
Construction on the venue is scheduled to begin this summer. The facility will come equipped with a two-story gym, a mini-golf course, and complimentary VR goggles for every Clemson esports athlete. It will be accessible to every Clemson student at the same time, on the same server, “in the metaverse.”
“We are thrilled about this commitment to invest in our wildly successful video game team,” said a Clemson Athletics representative. “Clemson Athletics and IPTAY are excited provide some of the nation’s finest facilities for our esports athletes.”
Clemson is a South Carolina-based school that was founded in 1889. There are more than 27,000 students enrolled at the institution.
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