Missouri university’s eSports program wins Esports Collegiate Program of the Year award

Missouri university’s eSports program wins Esports Collegiate Program of the Year award

Maryville University is singled out for its eSports dedication

The Esports College Program of the Year is undoubtedly a major achievement within the eSports industry. The recognition presented by the Esports Awards pays tribute to a certain program that, over the years, has been an essential tool for the college eSports world as it advances standards across the board, dramatically improves the lives of players, and paves a path to professional play for both teams and individuals. Maryville, a Missouri university, has been honored with this award, and for being an essential part of the eSports space at the collegiate level.

Maryville’s Director of Esports, Dan Clerke, says he and the university are honored and excited to have received an award of this caliber. “This is something we’ve been striving for over the last six years since the program began. I’d like to thank our players and staff members who put in the work every single day that make things like this possible,” he added.

The University has been a part of the industry for quite some time and has also been the creator of a dominant eSports program that includes four national League of Legends and Overwatch nationals, as well as 18 major tournament titles. Thanks to this program, many professionals have been forged, a clear indication of why it was able to take home the award for College Esports Program of the Year.

“In the future, our eyes are set on increasing the accessibility of esports to students in our backyard,” Clerke said. “We’re working on a couple of facilities that will serve as hubs for the St. Louis community. We want to host high school tournaments and state championships, and also host daily play so that the average gamer can feel like a rock star.”

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