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A publication has placed Harrisburg University of Science and Technology at #8 on its Top 10 list of colleges with superior esports programs.

The ranking appears in College Magazine, a national daily guide to campus life.

The magazine notes that HU’s “investment in their teams shines through their competitive spirit and gaming excellence in the arena.” Among the other accolades, the ranking showcases that Harrisburg also hosts a massive collegiate tournament annually simply named the Harrisburg University Esports Invitational (HUE), and the players not only succeed in the arena, but the program also prepares players who plan on turning their experience and love for the game into careers.

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The HU Storm is the University’s only varsity team.  The team has won three national collegiate championships since its launch in 2018.   

The Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts is the official home stadium for HU’s Esports arena, practice space and digital locker room. The Whitaker also serves as the hub for Esports scrimmages, competitions, tournaments, conferences and meet-and-greets. Whitaker hosts live in large-screen format, 38 feet high and 70 feet wide, with a 3,000-watt 5 channel digital surround sound system. The space includes seating for 200 people, with room for 700, and space for fans and spectators to attend live matches.

More on the HU Storm is found online at

Harrisburg University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Esports Management, Production and Performance.  The program provides students with the skills needed to become a media content creator, event manager, specialized coach, organizational/team manager, marketing manager, analyst, and more in a cutting-edge, exploding industry. Harrisburg University is one of only a handful of universities across the U.S. to offer an Esports Management, Production, and Performance bachelor’s degree program. Students enrolled in the program will gain real-world, hands-on experience by working with collegiate teams and professional Esports organizations in industry event venues. More on that program is found online at


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