May 17th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

The NCAA’s Board of Governors voted to table the issue of governing and holding championships for collegiate esports, reports Sports Business Journal. The collegiate sports organization had explored the topic with help from a consultancy firm, to see how it could approach esports and overcome challenges. Esports games such as League of Legends and Rocket League have official collegiate leagues, while companies such as Tespa and ESPN have held competitions. The NCAA has opted not to govern collegiate esports, after exploring the topic and working with a consultancy group to figure out how to approach the growing industry. Sports Business Journal (SBJ), a sister publication to The Esports Observer, reports that the NCAA’s Board of Governors unanimously voted on April 30 to table the issue indefinitely, marking the end of this current round of consideration and exploration. In October, SBJ’s Ben Fischer wrote about the NCAA’s process and the challenges facing the collegiate sports organization as it considered governing and building championships around esports. – Andrew Hayward, esportsobserver – Read More

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