High school esports teams from around West Michigan will be on the Allendale Campus April 23 for a competitive event that will also highlight other activities and opportunities at Grand Valley.
The Movement Science Showcase will host the competition in the recently opened Laker Esports Center in the Kirkhof Center. Organizers said about 60 participants from about a dozen high schools will be part of the competition.
Representatives from all three programs in the Movement Science Department will have a hand in the event, said Jon Coles, one of the event organizers and assistant professor of sport management.
Those from sport management are handling the operations of the tournament, while representatives from the exercise science as well as health and physical education programs will provide interactive games and physical activities for competitors who are between esports games, Coles said. Admissions will also offer campus tours to the high school students and will have information about Grand Valley available.