Kurt Melcher

Executive Director of Esports
Intersport and Robert Morris University


Kurt Melcher is the Executive Director of Esports at Intersport and Robert Morris University in Chicago, IL. Through his efforts, RMU became the first university to recognize Esports as part of the athletic department and offer athletic scholarships to gamers, helping to legitimize the world of collegiate Esports. An athletic administrator for 15 years, Melcher recognized the core educational elements involved in traditional sports and believes the same hold true for Esports. Recently the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) has selected Kurt Melcher led Intersport Esports group to lead the research and ideation surrounding NCAA’s potential involvement in collegiate Esports. Mr. Melcher’s visionary program has been highlighted in a number of prominent news sources includ


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