UNC junior Stirling Little has been playing video games for as long as he can remember, but since entering college has become much more serious about them, classifying himself as a “competitive gamer.”
“I can’t help it that I live in a media-saturated environment where I think punching people is cool,” Little said.
Little, along with other UNC gamers, banded together last semester to form the UNC E-Sports club. The club specifically caters to the most hardcore and dedicated gamers, from strategists to fighters.
Little is out to prove that competitive gaming is more than “a bunch of nerds” staring at their television screens. Competitive gaming takes skill and dedication, and a diverse gaming community is beginning to form at UNC.