BOISE, Idaho — Before Boise State Football kicks off against Air Force on Friday, the university is facing off against the academy electronically.
The Air Force Academy sent eight cadets to Boise to compete in several games. Wednesday night, Boise State took a victory over Air Force playing Overwatch, a six versus six, first-person shooter game.
The two teams played a series of best out of five, and Boise State came out on top.
Amazing turn out. We peaked at 7K viewers today. Big thanks to @USAFA_eSports for the Oveerwatch games. Join us tomorrow as we take on them again in League of Legends, with the added bonus of playing them HEAD to HEAD in our @GamepantsArenas. Big Win tonight! #boisestate https://t.co/ZRmGAdVT5j— Boise State Esports (@eSportsBSU) September 19, 2019
"It's kind of surreal because I remember being in high school thinking this would never be possible. And here I am, a senior in college, four years later being a giant part of this," said Paul Sulpan, Team Captain of the Boise State Varsity Squad. "Amazing and really fun to be a part of."
Boise State eSports compete with many of the same schools as the football team. If you missed the Overwatch game, you're in luck. Thursday night, the teams will be playing League of Legends and Friday they'll be playing Rocket League. You can watch the games in person at the eSports arena at 301 S. Capitol in downtown Boise.
The Air Force Academy cadets will be staying at Gowen Field as they are active military.