On July 19th, Miami Dade College’s Miami Animation and Gaming International Complex (MAGIC) announced it would be launching an esports program at the school to organize video game events to encourage STEM and other types of careers. MDC Esports will be recruiting players for its team on August 12th.
“MDC recognizes that esports can help create a path to lifelong success and strives to enrich the lives of participants by providing quality coaching, facilities, and support services,” reads the school’s esports page. “MDC is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and meets the educational standards of the U.S. Department of Education. Credits earned at MDC are easily transferred to other institutions, allowing students to continue their education and pursue advanced degrees at prestigious colleges and state schools across the nation.”
The MDC Esports team will be made up of 13 students, a coach, and a manager. The team will participate in hit games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, VALORANT, Rocket League, and more.
VALORANT tryouts will be held on August 12th as well as a Grand Opening Party at the school’s Wolfson Campus. In order to qualify for the team, you must be enrolled at MDC, be a member of the MDC Esports Club, and have a minimum GPA of 2.0.
(All information was provided by MDC News and Miami Dade College)
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