The Laker Esports Center, located in the lower level of Kirkhof Center, officially opened January 18 when the club team competed against Davenport University.
President Philomena V. Mantella was on hand to celebrate the grand opening, saying she is glad Grand Valley can offer space for students to join this trending sport of competitive video gaming.
Isaac Beasley, the esports club's vice president, said the center has 23 computer stations. In addition to hosting competitions, the center has drop-in hours available for students, faculty and staff members.
“The Laker Esports Center provides a space that not only increases the accessibility of esports but also fosters a fun social environment for anyone to walk-in, play video games and begin building friendships,” Beasley said.