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INside the new space
Dana Vollmer / WGLT

Gamers at Illinois Wesleyan University have a new space to practice and compete with the opening of a new, 5,700-square-foot esports facility.

The Creative Technologies Program / WGLT

The gaming industry is becoming so big that Illinois State University’s Creative Technologies major is leveling up when it comes to game design.

Megan McGowan / WGLT

In a nod to the academic and life skills that stem from student involvement, Heartland Community College will soon become the third higher education institution in Bloomington-Normal to offer a varsity esports team.

League of Legends
Eric Stock / WGLT

Illinois State University is adding a video gaming program.

Callum Fletcher
Illinois Wesleyan University

Illinois Wesleyan’s esports program has captured the championship in a national tournament in the program’s second season.

League of Legends
Eric Stock / WGLT

Zack Gilbert has been a video game fanatic as long as he can remember. 

Fingers on a keyboard
M. Spencer Green / AP

Bloomington-Normal is accustomed to hosting big softball, volleyball, and basketball tournaments. It can now add esports to the list.

Illinois Wesleyan University student demonstrates usage of new arena.
Jeff Smudde / Illinois Wesleyan University

Illinois Wesleyan University has unveiled its new arena where its new esports program is housed.