Recreational Sports held its first-ever Esports Championship. While the University of Florida transitioned to online classes, all UF Intramural Sports were closed due to concerns because of COVID-19. To continue the spirit of competition and connect students, UF RecSports launched its new Esports Leagues.
RecSports Esports started on March 26 with 11 leagues and 461 teams. The games featured include FIFA, NBA 2K, Madden, NHL, and Rocket League. Participants could choose to play on their Xbox, Playstation, or PC.
“UF Esports has allowed students to stay connected to the UF community throughout this time,” said Justin Griffin, RecSports Coordinator for Sport Programs. “For example, one of our participants was able to connect with a former friend he played youth football with and hasn’t spoken to in 10 years.”