The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) is set to launch its very own esports club tomorrow April 7 at the university’s LBC Auditorium.
The club is set to launch with a total of 45 gamers in their books for EA Sports’ FIFA, Disney’s Frozen Free Fall and Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty (COD).
Speaking exclusively to EAN ahead of the launch was UPSA IT President, Antoinette Aikins, who revealed how the club came to be formed.
“As the President of the association, I realized the need of involving my association in esports since it’s forms part of their area of program study.”
“I met with the President of [Ghana] Esport through my vice [and] after further deliberation decided to host [esports] on campus to equip the students with skills [to] develop gaming software as IT students and also give room for sister departments to also expose themselves to esports.”
Antoinette revealed the struggles she faced to get the esports club officially accepted by the university stating that though they faced challenges along the way they were able to resolve them.
“What actually pushed me to form this team is to help students learn how to play this computer or esports activities and learn how to develop them as IT students as well as exposing them to the new world out there when it comes to esports.”
“The team is more than ready to explore esports and are soo much appreciative for having the club on campus.”
The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) Esports Club is set to launch tomorrow April 7 at the university’s LBC Auditorium.