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Changing lives through esports.

West Virginia University’s Esports Business and Entertainment (ESPT) Bachelor of Arts program offers students the chance to develop a well-rounded skill set and gain exposure to esports in contemporary society. Students will learn about business, governance, marketing, event management, and health and wellness in esports with assignments and projects in our hands-on approach to learning.

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Preparing students to tackle the esports industry at all levels!

Esports is a financially lucrative industry. It is predicted that the revenue for global esports will top $2.3 billion. This growth will expand the number of employers looking for qualified individuals with esports and business knowledge. Pursuing the Esports Management minor affords students interested in the expanding esports field to gain skills which will complement many majors.

Esports Business Development

The Area of Emphasis in Esports Business Development will provide expertise to students in the Esports Business and Entertainment major to become successful entrepreneurs and business owners and/or operators.

Esports Marketing

The Area of Emphasis in Esports Marketing will provide expertise to students in the Esports Business and Entertainment major to increase their ability to market their personal brand, events, reach different target markets, and utilize different media platforms

If you are interested in learning more about esports in general or would like more information about the Esports Business and Entertainment major visit the official program page.


WVU has been working with professionals from across the esports industry with a wealth of knowledge from years of experience to help make sure our courses are designed to help students get the most out of their education.

Zach Harrington

Zach Harrington

Co-founder and Partner Esports Development and Growth Enterprise

Harrington has years of experience as a coach and assistant director at Shenandoah University and knows about running esports operations.

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Joshua Kell

Joshua Kell

CEO Horizon AVL and Esports Integration

Kell has designed countless large venue and arena systems in more than 15 years in esports, as well as video broadcast studios and video displays.

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Contact your advisor about adding an Esports minor

Students in the Esports Business minor will gain knowledge in esports governance, marketing, and business. Additional topics that they may pursue are social media applications/marketing, event planning/promotion/execution, psychological perspectives of sport, and sport facility and event management.

Learn more about the Esports Minor