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Tune in every weeknight to the University of Utah Esports Twitch stream and you can catch players from universities across the Pacific-12 conference competing in League of Legends, Hearthstone and Rocket League.

It is the first league of its kind, an organisation bringing together schools from a major conference for esports competitions. The Pacific Alliance of Collegiate Gamers, or PACG, a unique student-operated organisation, has been in the midst of its first season since the spring semester opened and will culminate in a conference tournament this April.

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A.J. Dimick sees big things in the future for collegiate esports. "I think college esports has a limitless ceiling, I really do," Dimick told me over the phone earlier this year. To that end, Dimick, esports director at the University of Utah's Entertainment Arts and Engineering department, has facilitated the creation of the first varsity esports program at a Power 5 school. Utah already has plans to support teams in League of Legends, Overwatch, and Hearthstone, with other games planned to join the lineup as the program grows.