Esports teams wrap up first year

Esports teams wrap up first year

The UTD esports program is wrapping up its inaugural year and ramping up fall recruitment with a new “Super Smash Bros.” team and overall good records for “League of Legends” and “Overwatch.” The esports program was launched in August and now has teams for three different games. Esports director and...

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New esports team wins at regional competition

New esports team wins at regional competition

UTD Esports announced their spring roster for the new “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” team at the end of February via Twitter. The new team finished in first place in its first tournament on March 9 at Texas A&M University.  The esports teams participate in tournaments through the Collegiate Starleague, which...

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Esports teams lose out at Midwest tournament

Esports teams lose out at Midwest tournament

For the first “League of Legends” tournament this year, UTD’s “League of Legends” A and B teams advanced to quarterfinals in the Wichita Esports Convention during the first weekend of February but ultimately lost to semi-professional teams. WEC features a range of different competitions and bills itself as a “Midwest...

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Female video gamers join male-dominated industry

Female video gamers join male-dominated industry

Lindsay Caudill, a marketing sophomore, has been an avid gamer since the age of six. Now, she serves as an analyst for both the A and B “Overwatch” esports teams. “I’ve always been doing games, but I was really excited about Overwatch when it came out,” Caudill said. As the...

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Esports team reaches quarterfinals

Esports team reaches quarterfinals

The UTD “Overwatch” team kicked off its season by advancing to the quarterfinals of a local tournament. The new convention, OP Live Dallas, was sponsored by the professional esports team Dallas Fuel and took place on Sept. 22 in Irving. One of the main events of the convention was an...

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Esports teams prepare for season

Esports teams prepare for season

With the team rosters filled, the esports program has begun practice and preparations for the rest of the season. A total of 25 students were accepted into the program during tryouts which started on Aug. 28 for “League of Legends” and Sept. 4 for “Overwatch.” Team selections were announced Aug....

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Esports team introduces dedicated coach

Esports team introduces dedicated coach

The UTD esports program hired its first-ever esports coach and is currently recruiting students to join the esports team in the next few weeks. Greg Adler, a music education graduate from Kutztown University and avid gamer, was hired to become the official esports coach for the “League of Legends” and...

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Dallas becomes hub for esports

Dallas becomes hub for esports

Michael Sherman was already playing Riot Games’ “League of Legends” before he went to UTD in 2009. Though he said he didn’t consider himself a professional, he and a group of students played the game as a team competitively against other Texas universities such as UT Arlington and Texas A&M....

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Varsity esports coming to UTD

Varsity esports coming to UTD

UTD Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Bill Petitt announced the addition of esports as the university’s 14th varsity sport. The newest addition to the Comets is the first since the inclusion of volleyball in 2004 nearly 14 years ago and will be the university’s first sponsored coed team. The initial focus...

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