It’s game time! Spectators fill seats, the players get their equipment ready and the video games are being loaded up. That’s right, video games. Competitions, referred to as Esports, happen locally, internationally and now collegiately. Sit down with Elijah Moon as he discusses how competitive video gaming started, how it evolved and what the current state of the industry is today. With a focus on the collegiate level, explore the world of Esports from the dorm to world stage.
Elijah Moon has been playing video games since he can remember. Like most teenagers, Elijah Moon avoided homework in high school to play whatever game had him obsessing that week. He took it to the next level by competing in local tournaments and some out of state. Being a Burke County native, Elijah Moon wanted to go to college somewhere close. He ended up attending Lenoir-Rhyne University as a double major in Broadcast and Multimedia Communications. Currently finishing up his senior year, Elijah Moon formed the Lenoir-Rhyne Esports program. He is now the Head Coordinator and oversees three teams. Elijah Moon’s goal is to help bring Esports to local communities and make it accessible to more audiences.