Mid-American Conference Esports

    FILE – In this March 12, 2020, file photo, Mid-American Conference commissioner Jon Steinbrecher speaks
    to the mediain Cleveland. Aiming to recruit and engage more competitive video gamers, a dozen schools in
    the Mid-American Conference are creating a standalone esports conference to offer structured competition
    without the extensive rules that govern intercollegiate athletics. “There’s boatloads of kids out there
    that want to do this – well, they’re doing it already,” MAC Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher said. “And so
    to have some level of organization that provides for regular competitive opportunities that are
    well-run, on a regular basis, we think will give our schools a leg up in terms of attracting these
    students to their campuses.”