How North Carolina HBCUs use video games to increase diversity in esports

Written by on September 19, 2023

A group of college students are cheering around a set of televisions at Winston-Salem State University.

One half of the group has their eyes glued to a NBA 2K video game, while the other half intently watches a head-to-head Call of Duty match. A prize pool worth $500 is up for grabs, with the first-place winner of each competition taking home $150.

The competition, a first of its kind at WSSU, lasted for four hours.

Jayden Daniel, who's in his third year at WSSU, stands off to the . . .

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