Harrisburg University is at the forefront of helping students achieve the professional knowledge needed to succeed in the esports industry, whether in the game or behind the scenes.
Our esports varsity team, the HU Storm, sets the standard in collegiate esports.
Each year, 22 esports players receive full-tuition scholarships and a housing stipend. Our student players have the opportunity to pursue degrees in today’s hot fields, compete under a world-class coaching staff, and learn in our state-of-the-art practice space. Learn more about The HU STORM.
We also host one-of-a-kind spectator events such as the HUE Invitational tournament, where 64 world-class varsity esports teams compete for a grand prize pool of $50,000.
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. 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.
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.
HU Esports in the News
Nation’s Biggest Collegiate Esports Tournament to Kick Off Tech & Town Week
Harrisburg, Pa. – The nation’s biggest, most competitive collegiate Esports tournament – The HUE INVITATIONAL – will kick off Harrisburg…
HU Esports director discusses HUE Invitational tournament on Good Day PA
Chad Smeltz, Harrisburg University Esports Program Director, recently shared details about the HUE Invitational – the nation’s biggest, most competitive…
Tech & Town Week to celebrate HU, Harrisburg, region
Harrisburg, Pa. – Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, with generous support from the Law Firm of McNees Wallace &…
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