What’s the news?
West Virginia University will be hosting the first eSports tournament and gamers’ paradise after-party. Students across the East Coast will play the most popular eSports game, League of Legends, for the Eastern Esports Conference championship. Both the regional conference and the ACEL were founded by current WVU Collegiate Gaming Club.
Quotes and Comments
“It’s amazing to see the rise in popularity of eSports over the past few years. We’ve come a long way to make sure passionate gamers at the collegiate level have a structured platform to compete against different universities, just like a typical sports team.” —Ryan Simms, WVU electrical engineering junior, President of ACEL and the WVU Collegiate Gaming Club
Current and prospective students
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