Esports IWU Unveils New Home For Esports Program By Dana Vollmer • Sep 28, 2020 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. Illinois State's Creative Technologies Program Is Leveling Up By Catrina Petersen • Sep 23, 2020 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. Heartland Varsity Esports Team Set To Launch In Fall By Jolie Sherman • Feb 4, 2020 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. ISU To Begin Competitive Video Game Team By Charlie Schlenker • Oct 28, 2019 Eric Stock / WGLT Illinois State University is adding a video gaming program. IWU Esports Claims League Of Legends Title By Eric Stock • Oct 11, 2019 Illinois Wesleyan University Illinois Wesleyan’s esports program has captured the championship in a national tournament in the program’s second season. U-High Joins Esports Craze As Tourney Comes to Bloomington By Eric Stock • Jan 9, 2019 Eric Stock / WGLT Zack Gilbert has been a video game fanatic as long as he can remember. Grossinger Motors Arena To Host ESports Tournament In January By Ryan Denham • Oct 3, 2018 M. Spencer Green / AP Bloomington-Normal is accustomed to hosting big softball, volleyball, and basketball tournaments. It can now add esports to the list. Photos: Illinois Wesleyan Unveils Esports Arena By Eric Stock & Austin Gould • Sep 6, 2018 Jeff Smudde / Illinois Wesleyan University Illinois Wesleyan University has unveiled its new arena where its new esports program is housed.