WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — If you haven’t been paying attention to Esports then now is a good time.
Colleges have been offering Esports scholarships and Austin Swisher, a Williamsburg native, just won a national championship.
Swisher and the Harrisburg University Storm captured the Overwatch national title at the inaugural ESPN Collegiate Esports Championship in Houston, TX.
“Overwatch is a first person objective based shooter with different heroes,” said Swisher. “What you’re trying to do is compete as a team of six against another team of six and complete an objective.”
Austin Swisher was attending community college when he got the opportunity to earn a scholarship at Harrisburg University for their Esports team.
“I saw they were looking for full scholarships and it almost looked like it wasn’t real,” adds Swisher.
Swisher, who is on a full scholarship, is studying business analytics and says he would love to continue his career as an Esports player.
The Harrisburg Storm finished their season with an undefeated record.