The North American Collegiate Championship for League of Legends came to a head at the end of last month, cap-stoning one of the largest and most influential events thus far in collegiate eSports history. Riding close in its wake is the WardBaron Collegiate Series (WCS), hosted by WardBaron.com, which promises a full 8-week season of head-to-head action between 8 collegiate teams selected through qualifiers. If you’ve an eye for collegiate eSports and enjoy the storied rivalries that arise between competing universities, you won’t want to miss this!
Every Friday and Saturday, starting on March 7th, teams will head-off at each stage of this round-robin season format. Each of these nights at 5 PM PST, you can join the WCS stream for casted commentary and analysis of a featured match. The season culminates in the playoffs and final championship on April 26th and 27th, where the victors will walk away with with a piece of the $1,000 scholarship prize pool (not to mention bragging rights).
- University of Connecticut
- Texas Tech University
- University of Arizona
- California State University Fullerton
- Carnegie Mellon University
- The Ohio State University
- University of California Los Angeles
- California Polytechnic State University
Whether you’re a student at one of these schools looking to support your Alma Mater, or a collegiate LoL diehard out to see some blood, you’ll want to keep your eyes and ears open every weekend for the WCS. Recaps of non-featured games will be available so you can stay up-to-date on who’s feeding or snowballing. Star players will have the chance to prove their mettle over the eight weeks and rise to legendary status, and in the end, there will be room for only one team to take the crown.
See you on the Rift!