AML and Esports
With the rise of Esports, collegiate Esports teams are becoming increasingly important for universities to stay competitive in both recruitment and in modern athletic arenas. In 2018, NAU Esports club was formalized by club president Gabriel Santos and staff advisors Jeremy Anderson and Rye Heidinger. Within the first year, the NAU Esports club attendance at gaming events tripled and the club was awarded Best
New Student Organization from NAU Student Life.
Esports on the Northern Arizona University campus will gain a new home in the Advanced Media Lab. The lab provides space for team practice and competition. The lab also has state-of-the-art technology, including a “Shoutcasting” booth that enables commentary and streaming of the NAU Esports club.