Hi! Jami Brossette at Louisiana State University in Shreveport
Dylan Johnson- Emory & Henry College!
Melissa Bonomo - Bridgewater State University (Bridgewater, MA)
00:30:40Jon Fey - Life University
Jon Fey - Life University, Coordinator for Campus Recreation and Wellness. Hi, Everyone.
Good afternoon! Michael Thomas-Berea College
Jason Darby - Southern Miss
Drew Boehm - University of Texas at Arlington, Esports program director
Amy Roberts - University of Ottawa (Canada!)
00:30:57Bob Gough W&M
Bob Gough, William & Mary in Virginia
Anthony Digneo- Mount Saint Mary's University, Asst. Director of Campus Rec for Intramurals & Club Sports
Mark Ritter USC Upstate
Aubre Jones George Washington University
Matt Urbanczyk - Emory University
Graham Musson- Binghamton University
Robert Tighe College of William & Mary
Chelsea Watson - UGA
Daniel Turner - UNC Wilmington
Paul Clay - Sports and Recreation Coordinator at Facebook
John Schwarte - Wayne State College (NE)
Jaron Rider Sam Houston State University
Hunter Hartley- University of Nebraska at Omaha
Aaron Elder - James Madison/George Mason
00:33:52Tom Giles- FIU
Question for the group- Does anyone have any Discord Bots that they would recommend using for moderating their server?
What recommendations do y'all have for websites that can be used for esport tournaments?
I was just told about smash.gg - haven't looked into yet, but heard it is great.
smash.gg crashes a lot, and they have awful customer service.
Smash.gg, Gamebattles, and Battlefy are used heavily for esports tournaments
Drew, Matt, and John, thank you! I will look into those
00:37:25Tom Giles- FIU
I've had terrible experiences with Smash GG support as well
what was that bot called?
mail mod is the best moderation bot.
00:38:33Tom Giles- FIU
@matthew that is the one with domain verification?
i built my servers.
has anyone worked with UNI Esports group to help build esports program?
Has anyone used Geex since it has come out? Since it is collaborating with IMLeagues.
Google Meet is great for getting everyone in the same place to communicate
Has anyone had any major/minor issues with mission control, geex, etc from an participant/admin perspective?
here is an Airtable Base of the top discord bots: https://airtable.com/shrfXf3wEVb95iLij
00:43:58Tom Giles- FIU
no problem :-)
We built an event platform for organizations to create leagues and tournaments that we are beta testing. If anyone wants to get on our early access list, shoot me an email: Snyder@mainstagegn.com
July 1st for Geex
MC Aug 1 but it's $400
Thanks for the insight! We had a few issues from both perspectives with mission control
If anyone needs assistance creating a sustainable program, here is the process we went through with our local recreation department: https://get.mainstage.gg/program-creation-process
Built in, nothing new
00:53:05Jon Fey - Life University
Our university considers our current waiver to cover all of our programming. It’s a general statement that covers any and all programming within campus rec.
00:54:44Tom Giles- FIU
I would encourage everyone to not try to over program to compensate for the lack of in person programming
RIT did that with Minecraft, really cool!
00:55:20Tom Giles- FIU
Just like Zoom meetings, students can quickly burn out with virtual offerings.
00:56:53Tom Giles- FIU
I am wondering if we will see a NIRSA Championship series for E-sports that will kind of guide what games we offer prominently, such as we offer basketball, flag football, soccer, etc.
is there a NIRSA e sports committee? I’ll be on the lookout for an update from that group
Dan they do have a type of task force that is out there
Yes there is an esports task force
01:00:35Tom Giles- FIU
We cant program like everything is normal just remote. Take this time to innovate!
Michael Thomas - if you're interested what the Champ Series is doing I would recommend contacting the new exec chair Marty Dempsey
01:01:03Tom Giles- FIU
I'll answer about the Series in a moment!
I've tried to work together with our eSports program, however, they've been more difficult than helpful. They want more to do with on campus help and improving their numbers vs trying to set something up for "intramurals"
01:03:25Tom Giles- FIU
Same here. All take, no give.
We have also done a small survey w/ our participants about what e-sports and events they would like to see after this spring quarter
esports experts contact information and guide to esports terminology is available on NIRSA Connect: https://connect.nirsa.org/viewdocument/esports-task-force-resources-1?CommunityKey=827c8b18-0202-47da-ac0c-a2273857720c&tab=librarydocuments
FIFA, NBA 2K, Rocketleague, Super Smash Bros (But nobody can currently get a Switch)
The NIRSA Esports Task Force completed its work in the 2019-2020 year. It is not returning for 2020-2021.
01:07:53Tom Giles- FIU
Chess has been surprisingly highly requested
They have their own fornite server but won't let me use it unless I can guarantee 100+ students
For those looking to play catan, this website is free: https://colonist.io/
Yeah we have at UC-Riverside
01:09:00Tom Giles- FIU
I haven't approached it yet.
They said it would be a hard sell but to research it and a proposal, but FPS would be difficult
01:09:20Jon Fey - Life University
Yes, we’ve been told that first and third person shooters are a no-go.
We receive the green light, But I am comfortable offering it yet.
Even UFC was something that we had to approach w/ a proposal
i am not comfortbale*
Gunfight was huge for us
what was that again?
If folx have questions or want resources after the roundtable, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Here is an injury prevention plan that I wrote for a collegiate team’s coach. https://get.mainstage.gg/injury-prevention-plan
Does anyone collaborate with their Enrollment Services to recruit new students by promoting esports?
@mark we just give them all the information we have and they touch on it.
01:22:21Bob Gough W&M
The NSC hasn't had sponsorships in the past that could fund an eSports championship. Maybe they could focus on endorsing one of the current eSports championships.
If anyone is interested in extramural-style esports competitions, Recreation Readiness will be offering a Collegiate Esports Summer Series where students can compete in several games to win cash prizes. These prizes can be paid in any fashion, whether directly to the students or the university. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
01:22:38Tom Giles- FIU
Has anyone else tried to offer open rec esports?
Our marketing team had us put a small video about our offerings for the summer/fall and they will play it as a bigger video for our entire REC Departement
With the sudden shift to 100% online classes, virtual programming, & eSports, is anyone else worried about inundating students with being in front of a computer/tv and burnout?
Tom, we are partnered with our local recreation department, and we promote their events on the local campus. We have a good number of students that participate.
01:23:24Bob Gough W&M
UNCW has created a certificate program for eSports. https://uncw.edu/ed/esports/
thanks to all for the resources!
While the call is going on, are there any specific resources, services, or questions that anyone has? I may have resources created that I’d be more than happy to share, if I do.
01:26:11Chris Muller - UTA
UTA has a certificate program through Liberal Arts -