gamer at an esports competition

There’s a really obvious way to open this article. Most kids growing up have heard “get off that computer and do your homework”. Or maybe it was housework. The fundamental idea is simple though. Some parents (me actually excluded) never believed people could make a living sitting at a keyboard or playing games. The rising popularity of Esports has utterly shattered that misconception. Even today’s top F1 drivers like Max Verstappen and Lando Norris participate in Esports. And now, there’s a new competition specifically targeting collegiate Esports in Ireland.

The Irish Esports College Series

Legion Esports, an Irish Esports company, has launched a new competition open to just Irish college students. This is the only third-level Esports competition in the country, welcoming gamers from over twenty Irish universities and colleges. Legion Esports founder, Stuart Dempsey, says “Legion Collegiate is a hugely exciting opportunity for us. The popularity of esports amongst third-level students has been obvious for a number of years now, and we’re looking forward to providing them a platform to showcase their skills and go head to head with other college teams in Ireland and beyond”.

Legion Collegiate – Participating Colleges
University College DublinDublin Business School
University College CorkDublin City University
Trinity College DublinDundalk Institute of Technology
University of LimerickInstitute of Technology Carlow
University of UlsterInstitute of Technology Sligo
Letterkenny Institute of TechnologyQueen’s University Belfast
Maynooth UniversityRCSI Dublin
Munster Technical UniversityTechnological University Dublin
National College of IrelandWaterford Institute of Technology
National University of Ireland GalwayAthlone Institute of Technology

Gamers will be able to enter the competition across a wide range of games, including League of Legends, Valorant, Rocket League, Smash Bros. and CS:GO.

The initial Legion Collegiate Winter Series running from October 11th and wrapping in January. This will be followed by the Legion Collegiate Spring Series, kicking off in February 2022 and conclude in May 2022.

Registrations for Legion Collegiate Winter Series are Now Open.

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