Esports is quickly gaining popularity in higher education and Jefferson Community College (JCC) is proud to announce plans for the launch of its inaugural esports team, a sanction of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Beginning in August 2022, JCC students will have the exciting opportunity to brandish their gaming skills while earning college credit for participating in a collegiate sport. The esports program will become the 12th sport for Cannoneer Athletics at Jefferson Community College.
JCC’s esports lab, currently under renovation on the top floor of Jules Center (Building 6), will be equipped with computers, monitors, gaming chairs and televisions that offer a quality student gaming experience. JCC’s esports team will face off against NJCAA teams across the United States and teams from neighboring colleges and universities. Students will compete in an organized, multiplayer video game while spectators watch from the esports lab on campus and virtually. JCC hopes to field teams in various games including Fortnite, NBA2K, Call of Duty, FIFA21, Hearthstone, Madden21, Overwatch, Rainbow6, Rocket League, Valorant and Super Smash Bros: Ultimate, just to name a few. Details are still being finalized. Visit www.cannoneerathletics.com for updates.
To join JCC’s inaugural esports team, students must be attending JCC full-time and be enrolled in a degree program. Teams will be governed by a part-time coach. In addition to esports, JCC also offers men/women’s basketball, men/women’s soccer, men/women’s cross country, men/women’s golf, volleyball, baseball and softball.
For more information about JCC’s esports team, submit an interest form or call the Athletics Office at 315-786-2232. To complete the College’s free online admission application or call Enrollment Services at 315-786-2437 for assistance.
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