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    National Association of Collegiate Esports Partners with iBUYPOWER

    Partnership serves to streamline esports arena buildouts and provide technical support to institutions KANSAS CITY, MO (January 16, 2018) –The National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) announced today that iBUYPOWER, a California-based gaming systems provider, is now the official gaming PC provider for the 90 collegiate institutions with varsity esports programs across the United States that NACE supports. If collegiate esports is to…

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    NACE Presents Their First Collegiate CS:GO Tournament for Spring 2019

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – January 14, 2018 – The National Association of Collegiate Esports will be holding a collegiate Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament for the Spring 2019 semester in partnership with Skillshot. This will be an entirely online tournament beginning on March 26, 2019 and running until April 27, 2019. Registration is open to both member and non-member NACE…

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    Park University Appoints Ashley Jones as its First Esports Coach

    Parkville, Mo.—Jan. 7, 2019 — Park University, which became the first college/university in the Kansas City area to announce (in July 2018) that it would offer a varsity esports program starting with the Spring 2019 semester, has appointed Ashley Jones as its first esports coach. Jones began her duties at Park on Jan. 7. Jones will oversee Park’s seven-member…

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    HU Storm Welcomes Professional Overwatch Player to Esports Coaching Staff

    Gramano brings three years of professional experience to collegiate esports team on the rise HARRISBURG, Pa. (January 4, 2019) — Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (HU) has made its mark on the esports landscape, and with the addition of a world-ranked Overwatch gamer to its coaching staff, is positioned to take on 2019 with even more vigor. As…

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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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    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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