Mobile Legends and NBA 2K might be making their NCAA debut in this year’s season
By Nadine Halili | Lead photo by Saii Shah | Photo sourced from Martin Sanchez and Ramiro Pianarosa/Unsplash
According to Colegio de San Juan de Letran’s incoming management committee chairman Fr. Vic Calvo, the NCAA is considering the inclusion of esports in its next season.
The Philippines is known to be one of the few countries bringing esports into the mainstream with its inclusion to the 2019 SEA Games.
With the announcement of the enhanced community quarantine, sports leagues have canceled events and sports tournaments. Considering the fact that esports tournaments can be held without physical contact, Calvo says that esports would be a safer option for the NCAA athletes and staff involved.
“We’re seriously considering holding egames or esports should and when we be allowed to open the NCAA this season,” says Calvo, as reported by Inquirer. “It is best for everyone because it is safer for our athletes as well as for everyone.”
Mobile Legends and NBA 2K are two of the esports titles that may be included in the NCAA Season 96. Due to cost cutting and social distancing rules, the NCAA also plans to only include basketball, volleyball, track and field and swimming in the next season.