Your weekly dose for esports happenings curated by Champria
Original Author: Sam Eldridge
West Michigan University Adds Three New Varsity Teams
Out in Kalamazoo, Michigan, esports is growing strong. West Michigan University is planning to add three new varsity teams to its growing list of supported titles: VALORANT, Rocket League, and Overwatch. The program launched in 2018, when they started funding for the program and built the WMU Esports Arena. This addition is made possible by University Recreation, which allowed the program to hire coaches for each respective title.
Tryouts for the teams will be in their esports arenas, and Online registration starts November 18. For more information, click here.
Golden Guardian's 2022 LCS Roster
The Golden Guardians are a flagship organization for the LCS, and they’ve finally announced their starting roster for the upcoming season. In the top lane, Licorice will reign dominance. Pridestalker makes the move from Mousesports to guard the jungle for this golden team, and Ablazeolive will round off the midlane. Finally, Lost and Olleh will be in the bottom lane, coming from TSM and Dignitas Academy respectively. This roster will debut in January when LCS starts.
Overwatch Streamer Hosts Tournament for Mental Health America
Friday, 7 PM Eastern, streamer and video game designer, AshuriiYuki, is hosting an Overwatch tournament. The event, titled Mercy’s Wings, is a charity tournament to raise money for Mental Health America. Three teams will compete against each other: The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee, Hells on Heals, and The Wolf Pack. According to AshuriiYuki’s website, the tournament began in 2018 when Bradley University and Syracuse University faced off. For the inaugural event, they raised $524 for The Bianca Foundation.
To register for the tournament, donate, or get involved, click here.
Nintendo Finally Supports Smash Esports
Nintendo has been long avoiding the loyal and passionate esports scene of Super Smash Bros., but that is soon changing. They’ve announced that they’re partnering with Panda Global, an esports company, to have the title’s first officially-licensed championship circuit. The circuit, which is currently limited to North America, will be announced in more detail soon. For now, the only news they’re announcing is that the circuit will occur in 2022.
Complexity Gaming and Champion Team Up for New Apparel
DOMAIN is a new streetwear limited edition run that comes from an unlikely duo. Complexity Gaming and Champion have partnered to launch this collection, and it’s the first time the two have ever worked together. The items up for purchase are a hoodie and sweatpants, both already available on the Complexity website.
To check out the DOMAIN collection, click here.