Keiser University’s Sarasota campus esports team was recently highlighted in an article written by Beth Luberecki of the Business Observer. The article discusses the growing world of competitive esports and the future of the business, and how schools like Keiser are getting involved.
In the article, Luberecki explains,” It’s a big business: esports global revenues are forecast to hit almost $1.6 billion in 2023, up from about $950 million in 2020, according to games market insight and analytics firm Newzoo. The global esports audience is expected to grow from 495 million in 2020 to 646 million in 2023, and that sizable audience presents opportunities for businesses and organizations of all kinds.”
Keiser University was an early adaptor to competitive esports, establishing a team on the Flagship campus in 2019. Since that time, Keiser has added competitive esports at campuses in Sarasota and Pembroke Pines, and Lakeland, Fla.
Keiser University Sarasota esports head coach Ronald Entner says, ““I’m a huge believer in esports. This is nothing that is going to go away any time soon. I think public institutions are maybe starting to catch up and realize we have a ton of players interested in playing. … Other institutions are getting around to convincing people at the top that esports is something legitimate, but Keiser is already making the investment. … It’s really staying ahead of the curve.”
To read the article in its entirety, visit: https://www.businessobserverfl.com/article/players-jockey-for-position-in-booming-esports-sector.
Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit university, serving nearly 20,000 students and employing 2,900 faculty and staff members. Co-founded in 1977 by Chancellor Arthur Keiser, Ph.D., and Evelyn Keiser, the university currently offers more than 100 degrees at 21 Florida campuses, as well as online and at two international sites. Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges as a level VI institution to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels. For additional information regarding Keiser University, visit http://www.keiseruniversity.edu.