Becker to compete in College League of Legends
Published on: January 22, 2019
For the first time in the brief history of the Becker College Varsity Esports Program, a team will be taking part in the College League of Legends (CLoL) season.
CLoL, the premier collegiate League of Legends tournament, is organized by publisher Riot Games and features nearly 350 entrants. The Becker LoL Blue team will be competing in the East region beginning on January 26 against Brock University.
In addition to East, West, North and South regions, the 2019 CLoL season features participation from six traditional athletics conferences: Big East, Mountain West, Big Ten (through the Big Ten Network), Landmark, Peach Belt and East Coast.
League of Legends was Becker College’s inaugural title in its varsity esports program when it launched in the summer of 2018. Since then, Becker has added varsity teams for Overwatch and SMITE.
Becker, internationally ranked for its game design major, is the first college in Massachusetts to award scholarships to varsity esports student-athletes and the first in the nation to offer a bachelor of science in esports management degree.
Building on the success and growth of the College’s gaming tournaments and esports club, the varsity program’s goal is to establish Becker as a championship-driven esports powerhouse across multiple titles. Players have access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, as well as experienced staff and online training through Boston-based Gamer Sensei, the world’s top source for esports coaching.
“Our goal is to make Becker a destination for students with a passion for play,” said Loew. “We’re building a true esports community here, not simply a team, club or a program.”
For more information about CLoL and the season ahead, please visit: college.lolesports.com.