April 30, 2015 | Written By: JP Miller
Tags: NACC, NACC 2015, eSports, League of Legends, LoL, tournaments, championship, champions, RMU, Robert Morris University, UCONN, Texas A&M, Aggies, UBC, University of British Columbia, Los Angeles, Barker Hanger, eLetes,
The 2015 North American Collegiate Championship (NACC) is taking over Los Angeles May 2 & 3. Four teams, uniquely enough, one from each region, will be on location to battle for domination. The stakes are high and champions will fall until only one league is crowned legend.
The Midwest will be represented by Robert Morris University, the first and only school to offer eSports scholarships for varsity and junior varsity eLetes (electronic athletes). We spoke to RMU’s athletic director, and he is without a doubt very proud of what his new program has accomplished. “We are very excited to make the first four of the NACC in our first year. This marks the first time a Midwest team has advanced to the finals and I hope we can perform well.”
This author’s alma mater, Texas A&M, represents the southern division. The Aggies will be facing their rivals from UBC in this year’s finals. The weekend will reveal if they’re able to best their opponents or if history shall rewrite itself.
The University of British Columbia is one of the oldest collegiate League of Legends teams in all of North America. This team is hungry for a title. They carry a heavy weight for the traditionally dominant west coast as the only team from the region who has earned their way to the finals.
The east coast delivers the UCONN Huskies to LA for their first romp in the finals. 2015 will be the first time UCONN has appeared in a major eSports tournament. They have been named as the underdogs of this event, but come after many hard won victories. This is not a team to be underestimated.
If you’re in Los Angeles or can get there in a hurry then you’ll be excited to hear that tickets are still available. Cost of entry at the Santa Monica Barker Hanger is only $10. Price includes Collegiate League tailgating, free BBQ, Dunk-a-Rioter, art gallery, water pong and special guest appearances. Purchase tickets and find more information at the NACC 2015 website.
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