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Seg. 1: Collegiate Esports Come To Kansas City Area. Seg. 2: The Indie Film Critics.

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Park University will offer scholarships to gamers joining their esports team beginning next spring.

Segment 1: Park University to introduce esports as varsity program.

More than 60 colleges nationwide have brought their sports programs into the digital world. Esports is becoming increasingly popular, and the game is coming to the Kansas City area next spring. Park University recently announced it is building a state-of-the-art gaming center and debuting a varsity video-gaming team. Today we learned about the future of competitive gaming and why the university decided to join the sport.

Segment 2, starting at 19:23: What's showing in indie, foreign, and documentary film.

The summer's most anticipated blockbusters have already hit the screens this year, but there is still plenty to see. So say Up To Date's indie, foreign, and documentary Film Critics, who reviewed their favorites. From three men discovering they were triplets separated at birth, to a father and daughter who call the woods their home, there are a lot of hidden gems now showing.

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