[August 30th, 2023] Saint Louis, Missouri: Bye Blue Light proudly announces its strategic partnership with Western Michigan University Esports, emphasizing its commitment to ensuring the well-being of its players by protecting them from the potential harms of blue light radiation. This collaboration underscores Western Michigan University's dedication to responsible esports practices and player health.
In an era where esports is gaining momentum as a competitive sport, Western Michigan University stands as a pioneer in advocating for the holistic development of its esports athletes. By teaming up with Bye Blue Light, the university is taking a proactive stance to mitigate the potential adverse effects of prolonged screen exposure, which can impact players' vision and overall well-being.
Tavian Napier, Assistant Director Esports & Arena at Western Michigan University, expressed the significance of this partnership, stating, "Our partnership with Bye Blue Light resonates deeply with our commitment to our players' health and performance. As we strive to offer a cutting-edge esports experience, it's crucial that we prioritize their well-being."
Western Michigan University's commitment to creating a conducive esports environment is epitomized by the WMU Esports Arena. This state-of-the-art facility stands as a testament to the university's dedication to both its students and the Kalamazoo gaming community. With 36 gaming machines, including 12 competition computers, set within a 190-seat auditorium, the arena provides a space for practice, tournaments, and professional production – all under one roof.
The arena's commitment to player comfort and performance is reflected in its top-tier equipment. Each of the 12 competition and 24 practice PCs boasts an Alienware 25 gaming monitor with a 240Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. The carefully selected hardware, including Intel i7-8700K CPUs, Asus GTX 1080 8GB Strix RGB GPUs, and 16GB DDR4-3000 RAM, underscores the university's dedication to providing a competitive edge to its players.
Western Michigan University Esports teams participate at both varsity club and club levels, engaging in competitive matches with teams from other universities. The commitment to responsible esports practices and player well-being is at the forefront of their mission, further reinforced by the partnership with Bye Blue Light.
Danny Define, President of Bye Blue Light, commends Western Michigan University's dedication to the health of their players. "We are honored to partner with Western Michigan University Esports in their journey to prioritize the wellness of their players. This partnership showcases their progressive approach to creating a safe esports ecosystem."
As Western Michigan University Esports continues to foster a supportive environment for its players, the partnership with Bye Blue Light symbolizes the university's forward-looking approach to combining competitive excellence with player health.
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