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Player Spotlight: Max “mac” Cincinnati

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  Meet Max “mac” Cincinnati, the Smite Coordinator for Illini Esports! He’s from Rockford, IL and is a senior here at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, graduating with a…

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The Simplified Esports Scholarships

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For more information on scholarships: Illini_Esports_Press_Release   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From: Illini Esports President & Board of Directors Email: esports@illinois.edu Illini Esports now offering Scholarships! Illini Esports is officially working…

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Player Spotlight: Seth “Skoss” Kossoff

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  Illini Esports has continued to grow its loyal membership year after year. As the vision of the organization begins to shift towards a more communal, casual atmosphere, members are…

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Player Spotlight: Luis “SLK” Salik

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Illini Esport’s Rocket League team is starting to take form this year stronger than ever and at the helm of it all is Illini Esport’s Rocket League competitive coordinator and…

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The Illini Esports 1st Invitational!

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This past April was Illini Esports’ first Invitational! I got the chance to interview our Director of Operations, Lis “Sladex”, our President AJ “SyncShips” Taylor, and our Event Logistics Director,…

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Player Spotlight: Snoop

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What year and major are you in? I am a senior majoring in Clinical Psychology. I also am minoring in Philosophy as well as Spanish. How involved in Esports were…

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Get to know Twig!

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Join me, Hanny, as I sat down with IGN’s Benas Alcauskas, also known as Twig! Read more to find out more about Twig and their involvement with esports. 1.) Tell…

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Interview with our Madden Player

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Learn more about Madden in the Illini Esports from our player Jacob Turner interviewed by Hanna. Are you currently in school? If so, what year are you in and what…

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Illini Esports and Gaming on Campus

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On February 11th from 12-1pm, join Illini Esports, along with their supporting staff and faculty affiliates, for a panel presentation and discussion on the state of Illini Esports and Gaming…

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Illini Esports in the Pandemic

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Illini Esports discusses how the competitive teams have been playing without being all together, how their community aspect has been affected, and changes to the upcoming League of Legends Worlds…

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Talking with Illini Esports

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Get to know AJ and Dirk, members of the Illini Esports League of Legends team that won the Collegiate Championship this year! They discuss how they got into gaming, their…

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Illini Esports in the News!

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Illini Esports talks about challenges during the pandemic, a recent League of Legends Championship, and seeking more support from the University (including making esports a varsity athletics sport). Thanks to…

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Fortnite National Championship Winners!

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Out of hundreds of teams in Collegiate StarLeague’s $25,000 prize pool Fall Fortnite League, these schools rose to the top. Congrats to the Top 10 collegiate Fortnite teams in North…

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Illini Sports Night

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“E-sports fans, the Illinois E-Sports team season has begun.” – Liam Dwyer, Illinois Sport Night

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Illinois Journeys: Esports

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Illinois Journeys, a website that features a variety of student perspectives, featured Illini Esports and what it’s like to be a student balancing esports and academics at Illinois. Read the…

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Esports and Media Camp 2019

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The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning and Illini Esports teamed together to help with the College of Media and their 2019 Media Summer Camp. We hosted 60+ high…

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Illinois Esports Summit

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Illini Esports in conjunction with Gies College of Business and the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning held the 2019 Illinois Esports Summit, to bring together campus around the…

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Playful by Design Symposium

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Illinios Esports has been involved in the Playful by Design Symposium since it’s inception. We believe that gaming isn’t just for fun or competition, but also a part of a…

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SMITE Champions

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In championship game, Illini Esports SMITE takes home the NACE Collegiate SMITE Championship title! The team fought against Carleton University at Dreamhack Atlanta 2018, after a long road of eliminations.

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IE CS:GO competes at IEM Chicago

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After fighting Michigan State University for the spot in the finals, Illini Esports (Illinois Orange) will face off against RMU Eagles at Chicago’s Wintrust Arena. This match was made possible…

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