CSUDH Esports and Raising Cane’s Jersey Unveiling BreaksFree!
Esports is a bold new frontier in the world of athletics which has been met with stigma but the team at CSUDH has been at the forefront of proving it’s legitimacy. For this event we also partnered with Break Free Worldwide, the organization at the forefront of Hip–Hop education and development, who will be bringing breakdancing to the Olympics in 2024. It is appropriate that these two emerging sports should be represented at the same event as both mark a cultural shift in what the next generation will define athleticism as. What makes breakdancing and esports distinct from other athletic feats yet similar to one another is that they are both a response and interaction with premade art. In the case of esports it’s the athlete interacting with and navigating artistic assets created by developers while in breakdancing the athlete is responding simultaneously to the music created by musicians and energy of the crowd.
By having the CSUDH jersey displayed at Raising Cane’s for all the community to see they’ve not only broken new ground for the team but esports as a whole. At this stage, we can only hope that more places will embrace their own local esports team as they have their traditional sports teams. The collegiate esports scene continues to advance and you can expect to see the Toro Nation’s own representatives to continue working hard and playing hard to help bring more awareness and legitimacy to the sport.