Cazenovia College is relaunching its eSports program and is looking to field teams in League of Legends, Overwatch, Valorant, Rocket League, Smash Ultimate, and Rainbow Six Siege. Teams will begin competition in the spring semester.

Renovations are underway for a new eSports arena in Chapman Hall. The arena will include 12 high performance computers with Intel i7 12700KF processors, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPUs and 1TB SSD, twenty-seven-inch 1080p 240hz monitors, and Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch consoles.

Leading the eSports teams is the new eSports coordinator, Joe Center. Center is a recent graduate of SUNY Polytechnic Institute where he founded Wildcat Esports in 2019, SUNY Poly’s first eSports program. Prior to his graduation last December, Center served as president for Wildcat Esports and led his team to amass over 400 members. Wildcat Esports achieved several top finishes in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) and SUNY eSports leagues in titles such as Smash Ultimate, Valorant, Rocket League, and Overwatch.

Center also competed on the Wildcat Esports League of Legends team which had an undefeated regular season run in the Spring 2021 Collegiate Star League.

“I am excited to be at Cazenovia College and to be bringing back the eSports program,” stated Joe Center, eSports coordinator at Cazenovia College. I am passionate about eSports and growing a team here.”

Anyone interested in getting involved with the new eSports team can contact Joe Center at Work study opportunities may be available.

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