About Marietta College Esports
The Marietta College Esports program is a new club sport that began in the fall of 2018. The club is open to any Marietta College student who has an interest in competitive gaming. Players of all abilities may join any of the esports teams, and multiple teams may be formed for any game if there are enough players. Currently, the esports program has official teams in:
- League of Legends
- Rocket League
- Rainbow Six
Teams for other games will be formed if there is enough interest. Students who do not have an interest in gaming may still participate in esports by helping the program with managing the esports arena, broadcasting matches, and organizing events.
The esports teams compete in a variety of collegiate tournaments and leagues organized by Riot Games, CStarLeague, Tespa, Collegiate R6, Collegiate PUBG, and AVGL. All matches are livestreamed on Marietta College's Twitch channel and later uploaded to YouTube. These tournaments are not categorized by division. This means Marietta College competes nationally against schools such as Alabama, Iowa State, Louisville, and Ohio State. Marietta College is also a member of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), which is the governing body of competitve collegiate esports and has over 150 members.
The Esports Arena
The Marietta College esports arena is one of the newest facilities on campus. The 570 sq. ft. arena is located inside The Gathering Place and contains 12 high-end gaming PCs, monitors, desks, and chairs. The arena is currently available to all official esports players for practices and matches. However, it will be available to all Marietta College students in the future. Eventually, fans will be able to attend live matches at The Gathering Place. These matches will be open to the community.
- Alienware Aurora R7 Gaming PCs:
- CPU: 3.7 GHz Intel i7 8700K
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070
- RAM: 16 GB DDR4
- Storage: 1 TB SATA HDD with 16 GB SSD Cache
- Monitor: Dell UltraSharp 34" Curved LED
- Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Chroma V2 Tournament Edition
- Mouse: Razer Deathadder Elite
- Headset: Corsair Void Pro RGB Wired
- Desk: Respawn-3000 Gaming Computer Desk
- Chair: Respawn-105 Racing Style Gaming Chair
Great Lakes Esports Conference
Marietta College is a member of the Great Lakes Esports Conference, which consists of nine teams across Ohio and Indiana competing in League of Legends, Overwatch, CS:GO, and Rocket League. Some of the members include OAC rivals Muskingum University, Ohio Northern University, and University of Mount Union. The conference season consists of nine weeks of matches in the fall and spring semesters with a conference championship played in the spring semester.
SPRING 2020 Conference Schedule
|Jan. 25||9 a.m.||University of Mount Union|
|Feb. 1||9 a.m.||Trine University|
|Feb. 8||9 a.m.||Muskingum University|
|Feb. 15||9 a.m.||Mount Vernon Nazarine University|
|Feb. 22||11 a.m.||Ohio Northern University|
|Feb. 29||9 a.m.||Northwood University (Rocket League)|
|Mar. 7||9 a.m.||Tiffin University|
|Mar. 14||11 a.m.||Northwood University (Overwatch)|
|Mar. 21||9 a.m.||Aquinas College|
Match days and times are subject to reschedule. Marietta College will be competing in League of Legends, Overwatch, and Rocket League in the Great Lakes Esports Conference. Additional matches, will be announced on our Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch pages.
Esports Team Rosters
League of Legends
|Scott Cressman||Senior||MC Cressman|
|Lucas Danford||Senior||MC Nox|
|Ian Darling||Junior||MC Brimstone|
|Brandon Larsen||Senior||MC Lrsn|
|Windell Stratton||Senior||MC Cowboy|
|Kevin Zhang||Freshman||MC Moon|
|Windell Stratton||Senior||7 Time|
Rainbow Six: Siege
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|Rick Smith||Esports Directoremail@example.com|
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