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Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: East Coast, US
Riot announces Collegiate Program
Surrender at 20: Riot announces Collegiate Program
Here is RiotJaws with the big news about Riot's new Collegiate program aimed at helping college and university students discover fellow student players, better organize clubs / groups, and compete against each other!
"When it comes to your school, pride matters; when it comes to playing League of Legends, you love entering the queue with friends. We’re excited to announce a new program that brings you the best of both worlds.
With the Collegiate Program you can create or search for a League of Legends club at your school, take part in challenges, request event support and learn about how to nab some kick-ass swag. The new page is for experienced players looking for fresh competition, members of existing clubs looking to join forces with Riot and those who want to find out more about the game their friends are playing. It also gives existing Riot-supported clubs an opportunity to post a club profile page or collaborate with other organizers in the community.
As your club grows, you can host LAN tournaments, pubstomps and even battle other clubs in inter-collegiate competition. Not interested in day-to-day administration? No problem. Take advantage of the site to stay up-to-date on activities that you might have missed and compete at your own pace.Sounds cool, right? Head on over to the Collegiate program page to search to see if your school already has a club or to start your own!
TESPA—Everything’s Big in Texas
As a testament to the power of collegiate clubs, the Texas eSports Association (TESPA) has grown into one of the largest and most ambitious collegiate gaming organizations in the world. Players of all skill levels from eight of Texas’ largest schools joined together to dominate the collegiate esports scene.
Their efforts culminate in an invitational tournament known as the Lone Star Clash. The second time around, the tourney brought in internationally famous pro League of Legends teams to showdown on Summoner’s Rift.
Top-notch broadcasting and expert commentary by Rivington and Scarra helped make Lone Star Clash 2 a resounding success showcasing up-and-coming talent alongside the pro stalwarts. With the former CLG.eu taking down a heated final match against Curse Gaming, more than 47,000 concurrent viewers tuned in to check out all the action.
Check out the Collegiate Program
So, with all these incentives to get started and a success story to map the way, why are you still reading this? Head over to the Collegiate Program today and kick off the next semester in League of Legends style!"