Bizzarro resolution recognizes esports in Pa.

HARRISBURG, May 21-- State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie, said he is proud to report the House adopted his House resolution recognizing Esports Month in the commonwealth.

House Resolution 647 designated February 2020 as Esports Month in Pennsylvania. The industry is estimated to see revenue of $1.8 billion by the end of 2021. Global spectators of the sport are anticipated to reach nearly 650 million by the end of this year.

“I am really proud this resolution was adopted and that we can recognize esports. They encourage problem solving skills, tech fluency and encourage an interest in STEM,” Bizzarro said. “While we’re laser focused on safely re-opening Pennsylvania, it’s important that we don’t lose sight of the need to encourage extracurricular activities that can help hone in skills applicable to the digital workforce.”

Bizzarro said Edinboro University recently launched its varsity esports program and is ranked as a top school in the nation to procure a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science for Game and Virtual World Development.