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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

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Opportunities in esports industry continue to grow

Adam Kring, Reporter March 29, 2023

Esports continues to make its way to the mainstream of society, and with it is coming plenty of jobs and attention from big corporations. So, how do you get a job in this industry? The esports minor program...

Fighting Games Club members.

Fighting Games Club celebrates fourth anniversary

Adam Kring, Reporter February 20, 2023

The Fighting Games Club turned four years old, a big achievement for any club on campus. In celebration, a tournament was held Saturday in Bowman Hall and included games like Dragon Ball FighterZ, King...

Thiago Mendes playing League of Legends.

Finding a home in gaming

Adam Kring, Reporter February 19, 2023

Thiago Mendes came to Kent State from his home in Brazil hoping to grow as a person and further his education. What he did not know is that his love for League of Legends, one of the biggest games in the...

Kent State’s esports arena during the “Gaming 4 Kids Charity Stream.”

Collegiate esports opens doors for students looking for careers in esports industry

Zachary Shepherd Reporter May 11, 2021

When Paul Rondeau came to Kent State, he was in the ROTC and was planning on pursuing a military career, but when his captain told him he needed extra points to get into a specific branch, he decided to...

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Kent State’s varsity Rocket League team improving with new independently contracted coach

Zach Shepherd reporter April 11, 2021

The varsity Rocket League team at Kent State performed better than ever before with a former-professional coach’s help this season.In the Collegiate Rocket League qualifiers, Kent State tied for seventh...

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Kent State Esports Team one win from joining collegiate tournament

Zachary Shepherd Reporter February 25, 2021

After a loss against Northern Illinois University on February 20, Kent State’s Varsity League of Legends team is 4-4 in the Esports Collegiate Tournament. With three games still up for grabs, making...

Interim pass/fail policy extended through spring 2021 semester

Ben Vrobel Reporter October 26, 2020

The extension of the interim pass/fail policy provides students an option to save their GPA instead of withdrawing from the class this semester.The policy was implemented for the spring 2020 semester,...

The glass doors of the streaming pods are entitled by Kent State Esports.

Cavs Legion Lair opened to the public

Aidan Coyne Tech reporter December 3, 2019

The Cavaliers’ NBA 2K League franchise, Cavs Legion Gaming Club (GC), opened its new facility Thursday in the Battery Park neighborhood of Cleveland.Local youth gamers were encouraged to come to the...

Information on Strategic Esports, including the class schedule and CRNs, can be found on this flyer.

First semester of Kent State’s Esports course coming in spring 2020

Aidan Coyne Tech reporter November 18, 2019

Kent State is introducing a course entirely covering esports for the spring 2020 semester. Esports is competitive online gaming.“This course is one of the first Esports classes to be offered in Northeast...

Edward, Justin and Ben work together to make the best possible moves for their team.  

Kent State Esports team wins major tournament in Harrisburg, PA

Aidan Coyne Tech reporter October 19, 2019

Kent State's Hearthstone Esports team brought home the first place trophy and the $2,500 prize at last month's Harrisburg University Esports Invitational in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.Edward Miller, Ben...

On the left is the large LED screen that will display the on-screen action of the matches and on the right is where the players will sit behind their monitors.

Kent State Esports program announces plans for new arena

Aidan Coyne Tech reporter October 19, 2019

A new arena for the Kent State Esports team is under construction on the second floor of the library.The team has sponsors interested in helping to fund the arena and they are still trying to figure out...

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10 things to know about KSU’s eSports program

Ellie Dundics February 17, 2019

The newly created eSports program at Kent State involves joining a community of gamers that forms teams and competes with others nationally and globally.1. The E-Sports program consists of four teams:...

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