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    NACE and Hi-Rez Studios Announce 2018 NACE College National Championships for Smite and Paladins

    $100,000 in scholarship prizes will be awarded ATLANTA -- July 19th -- The National Association of College Esports (NACE) and publisher Hi-Rez Studios will host college national championships for both Smite and Paladins beginning this fall. The joint announcement was made today at the NACE Convention in Atlanta, Ga. The NACE-sanctioned, college competitions for Smite and Paladins will begin…

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    Harrisburg University and iHeartMedia announce inaugural festival celebrating esports, music, food and the end of summer

    The festival combines the one of the largest collegiate esports tournaments to date with the music of acclaimed alternative bands HARRISBURG, Pa., 28 June, 2018 – Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (HU) in partnership with iHeartMedia and Alt 99.3, has announced the Harrisburg University Esports Festival (HUE Festival), the region’s first festival combining nationally-renowned music acts with one…

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    NOVA Launches Intercollegiate Esports Program

    ANNANDALE -- Northern Virginia Community College is establishing a competitive esports program affiliated with the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE).  NOVA joins over 80 colleges and universities in the United States, and is the first public institution in Virginia to recognize esports at the varsity level...

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    Averett University Receives Major Gift for Esports Program

    University has seen major interest in program from applicants Danville, Va. (May 3, 2018) – Averett University today announced it has received a $100,000 gift to support the expansion of its Esports program, in which a multiplayer video game is played competitively for spectators. Bestowed by Drs. Frank and Dugan Maddux, the gift will go toward an expanded, renovated facility…

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    National Association of Collegiate Esports Partners with Hi-Rez Studios

    Partnership Elevates SMITE and Paladins to the varsity level of collegiate esports KANSAS CITY, MO (May 1, 2018) – The National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Hi-Rez Studios to build varsity esports competition in SMITE and Paladins.  The partnership will help provide the necessary infrastructure and resources for colleges and universities to expand their…

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    Union County College to Begin Esports Program

    Union County College will become one of 63 schools nationwide, and the first county college in New Jersey, to offer a coed intercollegiate esports program, also known as Electronic Sports. Esports is a multi-player video game program that competes with colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. The Union County College Esports teams could compete against two…

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    Siena Heights Announces Esports Program and NACE Membership

    Siena Heights University is proud to announce the first three titles in its official coed esports program, League of Legends, Overwatch, and Rocket League. All three of these titles are heavy hitters in various collegiate circuits, and Siena Heights is ready to throw our halos into the ring...

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    Defiance College to Compete as NACE Memeber

    DEFIANCE, OHIO – Defiance College has announced that it will compete as a member of the National Association of Collegiate eSports (NACE) for its 2018-19 inaugural season. "We are excited to enter into this new realm of sport," said interim Athletic Director Jodie Holava. "This is a growing field and one that continues to gain traction and NACE will give…

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    For The Win: Alex Rogers, Bellevue University Head Coach

    Bellevue University has taken strong and aggressive strides this College League of Legends season by Riot. The Bruins not only showed success on the rift, but they showed great academic standings and success off of the rift. We knew at this point we had to interview their head coach, Alex Rogers, to get a behind the scenes look at…

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    Hawkeye Community College to Launch Competitive Esports Program

    WATERLOO–Hawkeye Community College is launching a new intercollegiate Esports program for fall 2018, becoming the first community college in Iowa and one of just a handful nationwide in the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACe), the only association of varsity collegiate Esports programs in the U.S....

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