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SFU Launches Esports Program

June 7, 2019 Tags: Campus Life , University News

Esports at Saint Francis University

Saint Francis University has selected American Esports to help launch its new initiative, SFU Esports.  American Esports, recognized for its expertise in developing gaming programs on behalf of academic institutions, will work with Saint Francis to design its first esports arena and will provide supporting services to then structure a collegiate esports team.  

“We’re proud to be working with a university that has the prestige of Saint Francis," said Dani Canubas, CEO & Founder of American Esports. "This important initiative is another differentiator for a university well recognized for its commitment to student growth.  American Esports looks forward to a long-term partnership with Saint Francis and is committed to the success of their SFU Esports program.” 

The new arena will serve as a community center for gaming students and a venue for hosting and competing in intercollegiate esports tournaments.  The arena will become a flagship for Saint Francis University, outfitted with professional gaming products to provide students with an exemplary esports experience. 

“Saint Francis has always excelled in incorporating effective student engagement strategies and producing learning outcomes that translate into extraordinary personal growth and amazing career opportunities," said Dr. Bobby Anderson, Director, Student Engagement and Leadership Development. "SFU Esports is going to be just one more way for students to enjoy a transformational experience as they "Become That Someone" through this very exciting world-wide cultural phenomenon."

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"We believe that launching this program continues to demonstrate Saint Francis University's commitment to offer dynamic and innovative co-curricular programs for our students," said Luke Trotz, Assistant Director, Student Engagement. "With our new state-of-the-art facility that will be opening in August, this program will eventually serve as another vehicle to make us a national contender in intercollegiate competitions."

Founded in 2017, American Esports in Bethesda, MD is the first company to provide a cohesive products and services solution for the esports industry.  Our Company is focused on supporting the non-professional gaming community by building an infrastructure of esports centers around the country and offering gaming options that span the entire lifecycle of esports.  Whether entertainment, competition or learning through high school leagues or connection with local universities, some of which offer esports scholarships, American Esports is committed to providing a lasting and positive impact on the esports industry. 

Founded in 1847, Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA is the oldest Franciscan institution of higher learning in the country, and one of the oldest Catholic colleges in the nation. Academics at SFU are deeply grounded in intellectual development coupled with career-directed studies in sciences, healthcare, business and humanities. SFU educates persons of all faiths in an environment inspired by the Franciscan values of faith, generosity, respect, discovery, and joy, and attracts students with a desire to become that someone who makes a difference in the lives of others. 

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If you would like more information about American Esports, please call  Jacqui Higgins at 410-266-3042 or email

For more information on Esports at Saint Francis University, contact Dr. Bobby Anderson at or 814.472.3005.

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