There’s a terrific article on collegiate esports, featuring Utah Varsity Esports, written by Byin the August 18 Deseret News. From it’s opening paragraphs:
Three years ago, the National Association of Collegiate Esports was a group of six schools. By 2017, NACE had 27 colleges with varsity-level esports and today, the organization boasts 160-plus schools and growing. The University of Utah made headlines when it became the first school within the Power Five conferences to welcome esports at the varsity — not just club — level.
For the full article, see the Deseret News website.