Competitive Teams

Competitive Teams

Offering Esports teams for students is at the core of Murray State Esports' mission. These teams compete against other colleges or universities across the nation in multiple tournament systems. Participating on these teams has the following benefits:

  • Creating friendships and facilitating interactions between Murray State University students.
  • Becoming more connected to Murray State University by representing the institution in Esports competitions.
  • Creating additional motivation to continue your academic career.
  • Competitive matches being broadcast on Murray State Esports' Twitch page.

Murray State Esports supports multiple competitive teams in the following games: League of Legends, Rocket League, Overwatch, Valorant, Rainbow Six: Siege, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, and Hearthstone. Teams are open to ALL full-time Murray State University students via a tryout process.

Interested in joining a team? Email our Esports Manager: Jacob Mitchell (jmitchell40@murraystate.edu) to find out how to get involved!

Competitive Team Performance

Want to learn more about our competitive teams? Click the tabs below!

Gold Team Current Roster:

  • Gabe Edwards (Team Captain)
  • Sam Tucker
  • Jusdin Kamuf
  • Caden Lusk
  • Joseph Staley
  • Sean Fuller
  • Claudia Ebbecke
  • Max Hedges
  • Grady Ward

Team History/Placement:

  • 2021-2022: 
    • Spring 2022 - The LoL team improved to an overall 2nd place finish in their NECC division with only 1 regular season loss. The team lost in the semifinals of their divisional playoffs.
    • Fall 2021 - In their first season of the NECC (Fall 2021), our League of Legends Gold team finished 5th in their division.
  • Pre 2021-2022: As the first team the Esports Club supported, League of Legends has had a long and successful history with Murray State Esports. 

Gold Team Current Roster:

  • Christian Gomez (Team Captain)
  • Jack Taylor
  • Hunter Updyke
  • Alex Saal

Blue Team Current Roster:

  • Brison Wimberley (Team Captain)
  • Eli Wathen
  • Darrius Stephens
  • Tristian Tucker

Team History/Placement:

  • 2021-2022:
    • Spring 2022 - The Gold & Blue teams both finished 9th in their respective NECC divisions.
    • Fall 2021 - In the NECC, the Gold team finished 11th and the Blue team finished 5th in their respective divisions.
  • Pre 2021-2022: Rocket League was one of the first new teams to be offered by the Esports Club. 

Gold Team Current Roster:

  • Luke Felisky (Team Captain)
  • Cole Fletcher
  • Justin Tucker
  • Jake Perry
  • Alex Imm
  • Jacob Calloway
  • Samantha Sherman
  • Connor Hicks
  • Chandler Phelps

Team History/Placement:

  • 2021-2022:
    • Spring 2022 - Overwatch Gold finished 1st place in their NECC division with an undefeated record and ended up as runners up in their divisional playoff.
    • Fall 2021 - Since TESPA, our Overwatch teams have transitioned to competing in the NECC. In their first season our Gold team finished 8th and our Blue team finished 5th in their respective divisions.
  • Pre 2021-2022: Our Overwatch teams were formed in the Fall of 2019 and have been competing across several competitions since that time. During that season the Gold squad achieved 11th in the TESPA Colligate Series and also finished 18th in the same competition during Fall 2020.

Gold Team Current Roster:

  • Jerame Jones (Team Captain)
  • Baker Allard
  • Marshall Hays
  • Hogan Fox
  • Eli Svebakken
  • Thomas Mahoney

Blue Team Current Roster:

  • Micheal Niemeier (Team Captain)
  • Jacob Zhao
  • Shane Martin
  • Oskar Vazquez
  • Dylan Norton
  • Micheal Parks
  • Wyatt Wells
  • Madison Kinsella
  • Jake Rohrscheib

Team History/Placement:

  • 2021-2022:
    • Spring 2022 - The Valorant Gold team ended placing 3rd overall in their NECC division with a 6-2 record before finishing as runner's up in their divisional playoff. The Blue team finished 3rd in their division with an identical record but lost in the quarterfinals.
    • Fall 2021 - In their first semester of competition, our teams participated in the NECC.
  • Pre 2021-2022: With VALORANT's release in Summar 2020, a large and passionate community for the game grew within Murray State Esports.

Gold Team Current Roster:

  • Lucas Thomas (Team Captain)
  • Jorge Morales-Martinez
  • Ben Coll
  • Devante Alexander
  • Lucas Taylor

Blue Team Current Roster:

  • Zackary Claggett (Team Captain)
  • Chance Sherrill
  • Gavin Hale
  • Travis Ballard
  • Nick Kendall
  • Samuel Kemp

Team History/Placement:

  • 2021-2022:
    • Spring 2022 - The Gold team followed up on their 1st season by having an undefeated record and finishing 1st in their division. In addition, the Gold team won their 2nd straight NECC trophy. The Blue team  finished 5th but unfortunately lost in the quarterfinals.
    • Fall 2021 - In their first semester of competition, our Gold team placed 1st and Blue team placed 2nd. Our strongest showing from competitive teams at that point!

Gold Team Current Roster:

  • Seth Humprey (Team Captain)
  • Luke Gagnon
  • Taylor Hunt
  • Brennon Hamm
  • Quin Gibson
  • Alex Tonazzi
  • Trayle Prescott
  • Gavin Hopkins

Team History/Placement:

  • 2021-2022:
    • Spring 2022 - Placed 13th.
    • Fall 2021 - Placed 31st.
  • Pre 2021-2022: Our current Counter-Strike Global Offensive teams participate in the Collegiate Star League (CSL). Formed during the Fall 2020 semester this team quickly rose to prominence and became a powerhouse unit of our organization.

Gold Team Current Roster:

  • Collin Neubert (Team Captain)
  • Seth Clark
  • Joey Quilliam

Team History/Placement:

  • 2021-2022
    • Spring 2022 - Placed top 20 in TESPA Hearthstone
  • Pre 2021-2022:
    • Placed top 15 in TESPA Hearthstone

 

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