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The Rising Storm

About Us

If you have a passion for Esports, but aren’t sure where you can learn the nuances and techniques that make it so special look no further than Harrisburg University (HU). When considering Esports, it’s important to understand that not everything revolves around being a professional player. Just as with regular sports, a multitude of careers touch the Esports industry, making it laden with opportunities for students and graduates alike. HU is at the forefront of helping students achieve the professional knowledge needed to succeed in the Esports industry.

As a trailblazer in a rising industry, Harrisburg University’s Esports varsity team—the HU Storm–sets the standard in collegiate Esports. Offered as our one-and-only varsity sport, we host one-of-a-kind spectator events, including the Harrisburg Esports Tournament, where 32 world-class varsity Esports teams compete in this tournament for a grand prize pool of $50,000. Events such as this have helped establish HU and Harrisburg as the hub of east-coast Esports.
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HU’s Esports team has been christened the Harrisburg University Storm, a name that captures the intensity, ferocity, and power our Esports athletes bring to each and every athletic engagement. Twenty Two varsity Esports players each year receive full tuition scholarships along with a housing stipend.

We see collegiate Esports as an all-around great opportunity: Our student players have the opportunity to pursue degrees in today’s hot fields, compete under a world-class coaching staff, and learn in our state-of the-art practice space. Working alongside HU’s student support staff, our coaches teach our varsity players team-building fundamentals, emphasize time management, and connect them with counselors/emotional support.

Students must complete an admissions application and complete an Esports application. While all students who apply to HU are automatically considered for an academic scholarship, students who make the team will have their scholarships updated to reflect the varsity scholarships.

You can order gear for HU’s The STORM online by clicking here.