NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: A view of 'The Bridge' building on the new campus of Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island, September 13, 2017 in New York City. Seven years ago, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg created a competition that invited top universities to open an applied-science campus in New York City. Cornell Tech, an engineering and science campus of Cornell University, officially opened its doors on Wednesday. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Cornell becomes the latest in a line of schools to dedicate a large amount of resources to growing and developing an esports program, as the Ivy League institution recently made several key moves to enter the mix. This will be the first year of Cornell’s varsity esports team, and they will be constructing a brand new space to practice and compete in. The new arena is filled with 12 state-of-the-art gaming computers, screens, and peripherals suitable for intercollegiate gaming competitions.Cornell plans to compete in the Tespa Varsity Series as well as the Ivy League Conference.

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Written By Kevin Kelly