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Akron Rocket League Gold team members, from left, are Tristan “.Tristn” Roberts (left), Buzz “Buzz” Krager, and Isaac “Reticence” Stecker.

Akron Rocket League Wins Second Consecutive National Championship

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief November 18, 2019

With a dominant win record of 20-0, the Akron Zips Rocket League team brought home their second consecutive College Rocket League National Championship on Nov. 9. Three players on the Akron Gold team,...

Students from The University of Akron playing on one of Esports’ several locations on campus.

Zips Esports Club Hosts Weekly ‘Super Smash Brothers’ Tournament

Students are welcome every Sunday to play against other fellow Zips.
By Jack Tupta and Kaitee Horstmann October 22, 2019

The University of Akron Esports program offers a variety of clubs based on popular games for students who want to participate in the competitive video gaming with fellow Zips. One of these clubs, based...

The Zips Gaming Lounge, located in the Williams Honors College, features 24 state-of-the-art gaming PCs and five consoles for recreational use by UA students in good academic standing.

Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Official Medical Provider of UA Esports

New research opportunities, quicker medical care for varsity esports members and a new course were born from this partnership.
By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief September 3, 2019

Although video gaming may not have the same physical toll as professional football or basketball, the medical industry still wants to keep collegiate esports gamers healthy. In a partnership with The...

Akron Esports Varsity Rocket League Team Qualifies for Nationals

Akron Esports Varsity Rocket League Team Qualifies for Nationals

Zips Esports has become the first team in the history of Collegiate Rocket League to qualify for nationals twice in a row.
By Sala Wier, Copy Editor April 8, 2019

On March 20, the Akron Zips Esports varsity Rocket League team won the Collegiate Rocket League (CRL) Northern Conference Championships. They are the only National Championship team from last season to...

A sign marks the location of the Esports venue at Williams Honors College. This spot was originally a  Zip Card Office branch

UA to Host Grand Opening for Esports

The inaugural event will include gaming, prizes and information on joining the Esports program.
By Benjamin Bast, Correspondent September 26, 2018

The University of Akron will be hosting a grand opening for Esports on Oct. 5, 2018 from 2-6 p.m. in the Coleman Commons, between the Student Union and the FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field. This...

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