Becker College Hosts Esports Saturday Summit
Student athletes from Becker College and three other schools competed on Saturday. But it was not a football, soccer or other field sport contest. Thee collegiate competitive video gamers, or college esports athletes, took part in the first League of Legends Summit, hosted by Becker College.
Teams, consisting of five players, from Brown University, Emerson College and University of Oregon, in addition to Becker, battled in the tournament for a $300 top prize. With more than 100 million players a month, League of Legends is the most popular video game in the world.
Becker College’s esports team is one of the first programs of its kind to implement a regular training and scrimmage schedule, thanks to a partnership with esports coaching platform Gamer Sensei. Gamer Sensei is the world leader in esports mastery, offering coaching lessons with pro gamers at www.gamersensei.com.
The Saturday Summit featured Becker squaring off against Emerson and Brown facing Oregon. Losers of each match played for third place while winners competed for first and second place.
The final was a close one but Emerson beat Becker for the win.
Fans can watch the summit on Twitch via the Gamer Sensei channel at https://www.twitch.tv/videos/206116986