PC bangs provides a dedicated space for aspiring esports players to say ‘GG EZ’

PC bangs provides a dedicated space for aspiring esports players to say ‘GG EZ’

GG EZ Gaming Café hosts esports esports tournaments with UTD clubs and more

With a return to in-person operations, many student organizations, gaming or otherwise, have flocked to a rarer sight in America but a staple of Korean gaming culture: the local PC bang. UTD’s local PC bang is the GG EZ Gaming Café, home to PCs loaded with a variety of games...

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Coach check-in: Terry Butterfield

Coach check-in: Terry Butterfield

Men's basketball head coach says young team is expected to play 'exciting' brand of basketball this winter

In this week’s Coach Check-in, I sat down with Terry Butterfield, men’s basketball head coach, to discuss the makeup of the team’s roster and what preparation for the season is going to look like. So, first off, with the season starting in a couple weeks, what does preseason preparation for...

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Coach check in: Hemal “Hemal” Salvi

Coach check in: Hemal “Hemal” Salvi

LoL coach discusses beginning of season, team future

Today on Coach Check-in, I sat down with head League of Legends coach Hemal “Hemal” Salvi to discuss the beginning of the team’s season and its future. I cast y’alls game the other day, and I saw that you were in the midlane. How did that happen? So in the...

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Comets clash with DFW’s best smashers

Comets clash with DFW’s best smashers

On-campus tournament returns, providing cheap competitive alternativ

Comets can return to on-campus Smash Ultimate battles against top players in the DFW area with the return of Comet Clash to the SU on Sunday evenings. The student-organized Comet Clash Smash tournament returns after spending time at the Blackstone Launchpad and waiting out the brunt of the pandemic. The...

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Best Of Five: The best and worst of esports today

Best Of Five: The best and worst of esports today

It’s a good day to be a fan of UTD esports. The Overwatch team is putting up undefeated scorelines, the Rocket League team is off to the races and the Smash team is showing results at Comet Clash, Freaks, Low Tide City and more. Let’s dive in! Comets beat the...

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Ex-pro coach comes to collegiate OW

Ex-pro coach comes to collegiate OW

The former OWL coach comes to UTD to pursue an MBA and collegiate Overwatch success

From college to the Overwatch League and back again, UTD’s new head Overwatch coach has proven he can compete professionally while also furthering his education and the Overwatch team’s experience. Christopher “Bani” Benell, MBA student and new head coach of the Overwatch team, is the former Washington Justice coach and...

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Coach check-in: Danielle Kcholi

Coach check-in: Danielle Kcholi

Comets cross-country teams are coming out of the gates hot, looking to improve this year

In the third Coach Check-in, I sat down with cross country coach Danielle Kcholi to talk about the Comets’ hot start to the semester, their season aspirations and the new cross country regional alignment. I peeked at the standings, but tell me a little bit about how the season is...

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Best of five September 20th

Best of five September 20th

Today’s Best of 5 is an Overwatch-filled edition, mixed in with the return of old friends and a preview of the biggest Collegiate LAN ever. Overwatch team comes bursting out of the gate at UGC If you follow me on Twitter (@Jazzy_reporter), then you’ll know that I’ve been ready for...

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GOAT of UTD Esports moves on

GOAT of UTD Esports moves on

Greg Adler will be missed as he leaves behind foundation for successful esports program

After three years of running UTD Esports, Greg Adler will be moving on to the LCS Operations team at Riot Games. In his time on campus, Adler accomplished many things while refining the esports program. Starting with a League of Legends and an Overwatch team, the Esports team has since...

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Coach check-in: Marci Allison

Coach check-in: Marci Allison

Comet volleyball returns to play after abbreviated offseason, academic recognition

For the second iteration of “Coach check-in,” I sat down with Head Volleyball Coach Marci Allison to discuss the summer accolades accrued by the volleyball team—who went undefeated in last year’s regular season—the impact of the abbreviated offseason and her expectations for the fall. Can you give me an overview...

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