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The FSU Panama City campus is joining the Peach Belt Conference for e-sports

A person's hands are shown using a keyboard and mouse that have rainbow colored LED lights. The corner of their computer screen is visible. They are playing an online game.

A team of students at Florida State University’s Panama City campus will play e-sports this spring as part of the Peach Belt Conference.

This is the first time FSU Panama City’s students will have the chance to compete in an e-sports conference at a collegiate level. The school's League of Legends team will be coached by professor and video game researcher Nicholas Sellers.

“I am so grateful to Dean Hanna and Associate Dean Irvin Clark for the opportunity to coach our students in varsity e-sports competitions,” Sellers said in a press release. “A big thanks to the Peach Belt Conference for working with us to make this possible. The students and I are looking forward to competing and to representing our campus in the spring. Go Noles!"

Sellers said plans to help his team build endurance by focusing on hand-eye coordination, good posture and wrist strength. He also plans to include mindfulness exercises in the team’s practice.

League of Legends is a multiplayer online video game.

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