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DePaul esports adapts to COVID-19

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Xavier Ortega, Photo Chief

April 15, 2020

With many physical spaces in universities across the U.S. shut-down due to various shelter-in-place policies, student extracurricular and athletic organizations are unable to have in-person meetings and some are trying to convert their operations 100 percent online. The esports program at DePaul is eq...

Esports party embraces online gaming at DePaul

Students congratulate each other playing Smash Bros on the Nintendo Switch during the Gaming Party organized by the DePaul Esports Organization on Tuesday.

Xavier Ortega, Photo Editor

June 3, 2019

The DePaul Esports Organization hosted a gaming party Tuesday, giving anyone a chance to stop by and play a variety of games while offering free food, giveaways, free t-shirts and a look at the DePaul Rocket League team practice before their matches.  IPlay Games founder and CEO Kevin Fair helped se...

Esports continues making waves globally

Esports continues making waves globally

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. News Editor

October 22, 2018

10 years ago, making a living from playing video games was nearly impossible even for hardcore gamers. Video games were meant for having fun and having something to do after work or school. However, in the last decade the growth of video games and esports has opened up opportunities for people who...

DePaul falls short in Big East Esports Championship

DePaul will unveil its new gaming center on Monday at 2 p.m to the DePaul community.
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Andrew Hattersley, Asst. Sports Editor

April 17, 2018

After a perfect 10-0 start during the Big East Invitational to open the new gaming center, the Blue Demons entered the Final Four as the No. 1 seed in the esports Invitational in both “League of Legends” and “Rocket League”. In the LOL competition, DePaul won its semifinal 2-0 again No. 4...

Photo of the Week: esports Gaming Center

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Timothy Duke, Assistant News Editor

April 9, 2018

After much anticipation, The Sports Gaming Center opened at the DePaul Center in the Loop. Following Robert Morris University’s lead, DePaul began making preparations for the gaming center two years ago. DePaul says they hope the center will attract students to the university as esports programs at...

DePaul unveils new gaming center, launching esports program

An esports player’s screen during a “League of Legends” match. 
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Andrew Hattersley, Asst. Sports Editor

April 9, 2018

After almost two years of planning, the Big East welcomed their seventh esports team to the Big East Conference when DePaul opened their new gaming center on Saturday. DePaul’s esports community had gathered in the Gameplay Lab on the fifth floor of the CDM Center for years, and the space was not vi...

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