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    NACE and Hi-Rez Partner for Spring 2019 SMITE and Paladins Competition

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – December 19, 2018 – The National Association of Collegiate Esports will once again team up with Hi-Rez Studios to bring esports opportunities to college students. For the Spring 2019 semester, NACE and Hi-Rez will be holding a series of online competitions for title games SMITE and Paladins. These tournaments will be called the NACE 2019…

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    Alma College Becomes Latest School to Launch Esports Program

    Christopher Gaumond will lead all aspects of developing a varsity esports program for competition in Fall 2019. Esports is coming to Alma College. Alma College is joining a growing number of institutions nationwide adding team video game competition to its intercollegiate athletic offerings. Competition will begin in Fall 2019. “The number of colleges and universities with esports teams has…

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    Now Loading at Mizzou: Esports Program Coming Next Fall

    University of Missouri leaders plan to offer a competitive gaming program beginning Fall 2019  By Erica Jones  COLUMBIA, Mo. – When Arabella McEntire plays the team-based, multiplayer video game Overwatch next year, she won’t just log in as one of the best players in the nation; she’ll play as a Tiger.    McEntire, a freshman majoring in chemistry and health sciences from Monett, is MU’s first recruit for a new esports program…

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    Concordia Announces Esports as 17th Varsity Athletics Program

    Golden Bears become first in Minnesota to launch official eSports program ST. PAUL, Minn. – Concordia-St. Paul associate director of athletics Regan McAthie is excited that the University will officially endorse a varsity esports team, beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year. A thriving and innovative institution, Concordia is the first in Minnesota to officially launch a varsity esports athletics…

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    Bay State College Becomes First Massachusetts Institution to Join National Association of Collegiate Esports

    Bay State College students to compete nationwide in world’s fastest growing sport BOSTON, MA, November 28, 2018 – Bay State College recently announced it will become the first institution in Massachusetts to join the growing esports space and National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) with the intent to compete next fall. Esports refers to the popular and rapidly growing…

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    Harrisburg University's HUE Fest Obtains FestX Nomination

    Harrisburg, Pa -- November 14, 2018 - Harrisburg University Esports (HUE) Festival is a FestX Award finalist in the Best Esports Festival category. The FestX Awards honor innovators and visionaries in the festival space. The full list of nominees include: ● Blizzcon (Burbank, California) ● DreamHack (Global) ● Esports Festival Hong Kong (Hong Kong) ● GIRLGAMER Esports Festival (Portugal)…

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    NACE Announces Details Regarding SMITE and Paladins National Championships

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – November 12, 2018 – The National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) will be holding its first national collegiate esports championship in the games of SMITE and Paladins. This championship will be held at DreamHack Atlanta with Hi-Rez Studios. Here are some key points of information for the event: This will be held on November 17,…

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    NACE National Office Grows With Addition of Esports Marketing Manager

    Welcome our newest hire Victoria Horsley! The NACE national office is excited to announce to addition of our new Esports Marketing Manager, Victoria Horsley. Victoria comes to NACE with experience in both traditional sports and esports. She has supported and managed activations at the Super Bowl LI and the 2016 NCAA Men’s Final Four. Within esports, Victoria was the…

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    Thomas College to Launch One of the First Varsity Esports Programs in New England

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, October 15, 2018 — Thomas College announces it will launch a varsity eSports program – among the very first in New England. Thomas has joined the National Association of Collegiate eSports and will begin competing in regional and national eSports tournament competitions this spring.   “Thomas College has been an innovator in many areas. Esports puts us at…

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    DeSales to Add Esports in Spring, 2019

    Center Valley, PA (September 25, 2018) – DeSales University is announcing that come this Spring, 2019, the Bulldogs will add esports as a varsity sport. Esports, also known as electronic sports, is a form of competition using video games.  It is commonly multi-player games involving strategy and skill and has been increasing in popularity rapidly over the last several…

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