Olinger talks esports with WMT

Professor of Theatre Scott Olinger was featured in a WMT radio interview on Dec. 18, 2018, talking about Cornell’s future esports program.

Earlier this year, President Jonathan Brand asked a task force of students, faculty, staff, and alumni to research the opportunity. After several months of study and discussion, including a campus forum, the task force recommended that Cornell sponsor a program with competition beginning in fall 2019.

A nationwide search for a head coach is underway. This coming summer, Shaw Lounge in the Thomas Commons will be transformed into the new esports arena with specialized equipment that Cornellians will use to participate in nationwide esports competitions.