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Bridge Feature: Hirvonen Hall provides new Esports arena

January 17, 2022

Esports Arena

Instructional renovations at Hirvonen Hall have provided Finlandia’s Esports program with a new state-of-the-art arena. With well over 20 active players, the new space includes 14 top-of-the-line personal computers, 4k TVs, numerous consoles, a VR machine and a green screen streaming studio. Opening their doors for Finlandia students, their family and friends to enjoy the new equipment, Esports hosts open houses on Fridays and Saturdays from 6 p.m. to midnight and Sundays 1 to 7 p.m.

Head Coach Lincoln Sorensen is guiding the new program this season as well as leading recruitment efforts. “In contrast to traditional sports, which focus on physical aptitude, Esports is about developing students’ mental aptitude; critical thinking, communication, sportsmanship, and mental fortitude are all at the forefront of what makes Esports Finlandia a place to grow players into driven, well-adjusted professionals,” Sorensen said. “If you are interested in following the action, tune into our stream at twitch.tv/finlandia_lions.”

Article originally shared in the Bridge Magazine 2021, Volume 74, Number 1.

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RELATED ARTICLES & LINKS

For updates on openings & closures of the arena, join Esports’ Discord at https://discord.gg/cREVtxWwTt
Finlandia Athletics Esports Team Page
Learn More About Esports at Finlandia University
Esports Twitch

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