Press Release 105/2017

Playing Computer Games at Competition Level

E-Sports Is Gaining Ground and Attracts Large Audiences – KIT Is the Only German University Sup-porting High-performance Video Gaming in an Official Sports Club
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E-Sportler des KIT-SC beim Training. (Foto: Tanja Meißner, KIT)

E-sports: This is gaming at competition level. Worldwide, e-sports events attract large audiences. Instead of pale computer nerds playing computer games at night and living on potato crisps and soft drinks, well-paid professionals compete in the multi-player mode of popular video games. In Germany, e-athletes are gaining increasing recognition. KIT SC, the sports club of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, now has an e-sports division, while the students team has been existing for a longer time already. About a hundred students train regularly, the best twenty have joined the club.


For training times, upcoming events, and contacts, click: (in German only).


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Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,600 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 23,300 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

mex, 25.07.2017


Monika Landgraf
Head of Corporate Communications, Chief Press Officer
Phone: +49 721 608-41150
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Press Officer
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