St. Thomas University’s First Collegiate Esports Team Aims to Redefine the Definition of “Player”
St. Thomas Celt player Ivan Alizakhov’s hands flick passionately as he describes the many ways he changes his desk setup in the hope of improving his gameplay. With over 40 mice and multiple mouse pads and keyboards, Alizakhov is known to change his monitor level and desk length often to test what works best for his body in competitive esports tournaments that he plays in. a character who fights near -Future Earth.
His University of St. Thomas teammates, who sit nearby in their shared townhouse, aren’t as enamored of the ergonomics of esports, but they discuss the dynamics, rules, and strategies involved. when they play the game Overwatch, around which their university has established their league.