iBUYPOWER Helps Build the First University eSports Arena

All of us at iBUYPOWER are extremely proud and honored to be part of what we think is a revolutionary transformation to gaming and education. Through collaboration with Robert Morris University-Illinois, the first ever eSports arena was conceived and built on a university campus. What does this mean for the future of education? The ramifications are far reaching. Gaming is cemented as being a sport and is now accepted as a legitimate part of higher education.

The iBUYPOWER eSports Arena within the Chicago campus of the university. The iBUYPOWER eSports Arena is the first university- level varsity eSports facility in North America and it has set a high standard leading all other North American universities in eSports.

“iBUYPOWER is a world renowned eSports provider of top class computer equipment,” stated RMU Associate Athletic Director and eSports Coordinator Kurt Melcher. “We are proud to be able to wear their logo and represent their brand as we enter the collegiate eSports world and make a statement in our first year.”

The iBUYPOWER eSports Arena is equipped with the very best in technology. At the heart of the gaming systems are the latest generation Intel Core i7 processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPUs.

“iBUYPOWER is truly honored and excited to collaborate with Robert Morris University on this ground breaking initiative,” said Darren Su, vice president of iBUYPOWER. “We’re a huge proponent of eSports and education, and never in our wildest dreams did we imagine the two worlds combining. This is going into the history books.”

“With the support and partnership of iBUYPOWER, Robert Morris was able to build a top class eSports facility,” stated RMU Associate Athletic Director Kurt Melcher. “The iBUYPOWER eSports Arena is the first of its kind, offering our recruited eSports athletes the high level, professional gaming environment they expect and deserve.”

Robert Morris University-Illinois is the first in the world to offer a full scholarship program built around eSports, and the first in the world to build an on-campus facility to facilitate gaming on both an educational and professional level.

by Michael Hoang, on October 8, 2014