The LSU eSports team has continued to grow since it was founded as an official University club in 2016.
Each year, the team has gotten more and more competitive. For the second year in a row, eSports LSU traveled to Atlanta to compete in national competitions at the gaming festival DreamHack November 15th through the 17th.
"It provides a lot of opportunities, obviously networking opportunities for our older members, that are looking for jobs, ins in to the scene where they can possibly start a career path, but more than that its a community path for us." Esports President Chris Weintritt said.
LSU students competed over the 3-day event in several leagues and tournaments, including League of Legends, Super Smash Bros., and Rocket League. Team members were also able to enjoy pop-up concerts, never-before-seen virtual reality demos, and a gaming marketplace selling anything from exclusive controllers to game-themed costumes.
Not only was DreamHack a thrilling experience for the gaming enthusiasts, but it was also successful. Competitor Chris Weintritt won the PUB G National Champion ahead of second-placed NC State,LSU also took home the League of Legends title, and Fortnite duo Matthew Landry and Bryce Dartez received prizes for their performance.
Overall, LSU eSports won $2250 at DreamHack. The leaders of the team are hoping to continue to grow the eSports on campus and are looking forward to returning to Atlanta next year.