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MAYHEW, Miss.(WCBI)- East Mississippi Community College is getting a new sports team.

EMCC is looking to enter the collegiate electronic sports arena.

Friday evening, the school will host a local area network party on the Golden Triangle Campus but students from all EMCC campuses are encouraged to compete.

During the event, contestants will compete in a variety of video games for an opportunity to fill one of the slots on the eight member team.

EMCC LAN instructor Brandon Sessor says this is a great chance for gamers to support the school doing something they love.

“Right now, there are a lot of high school students, they graduate and they sit on their moms and dads couch. Lets get them off that couch and lets have them play games for school while they are working on their education. So, it’s just a way to motivate students to come out and let them get the college experience while they are playing games and making money while doing it,”said Sessor.

The LAN party will be in lyceum auditorium from 6 PM to midnight. The event is open to non-competitor as well.

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