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HU Storm Sets the Standard in Collegiate Esports

Each year, 15+ esports players receive competitive academic scholarships that cover up to full-tuition and additional support for housing. Our student athletes pursue degrees in today’s most sought-after STEM fields, compete under a world-class coaching staff, and learn in our state-of-the-art practice space.

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HUE Invitational

Storm hosts one-of-a-kind spectator events such as the HUE Invitational tournament, where 15+ world-class varsity esports teams travel to HU to compete for the title of the HUE Invitational Champion. The HUE Invitational serves as an unofficial kickoff to the collegiate esports’ competitive semester.


Esports Club

HU is also home to a student-led esports community club where students meet weekly and can play any game they wish. Ranging from cozy games to competitive games like Super Smash Brothers Ultimate, the HUEC is open to all students interested in gaming and esports at HU. The HUEC also hosts smaller events throughout the semester, including tournaments and game-a-thons in conjunction with other clubs. Club Advisor: Charles Palmer

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Our Esports Facilities

The Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts is the official home stadium for HU’s Esports arena, practice space and digital locker room, Stage2. The practice facility houses 25+ MSI gaming computers, floor to ceiling video screens, and a private area for coaching and broadcasting.

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The Soniqs LAN Center

Located on Third Street in Downtown Harrisburg, the center serves as a supplemental gaming space for students at HU. Featuring 20 Intel NUC PCs, ViewSonic monitors, and a viewing area, the Soniqs LAN center expands the esports reach in the HU community. The space is utilized by The Storm and the Harrisburg University Esports Club while also being a hub for the Soniqs, Pennsylvania’s professional esports team.

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eSports Management

Get Your Degree in Esports Management

Harrisburg University is one of the only colleges in the world to offer a Bachelor of Science in Esports Management, Production and Performance.


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