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Akron Rocket League Wins Second Consecutive National Championship

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

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, Isaac “Reticence” Stecker, Buzz “Buzz” Krager, and Tristan “.Tristn” Roberts, received ...

Zips Esports Club Hosts Weekly ‘Super Smash Brothers’ Tournament

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

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 on Super Smash Brothers, hosts weekly tournaments to bring together students to play the video ...

Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Official Medical Provider of UA Esports

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.

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 University of Akron, Cleveland Clinic Sports Health is now the exclusive medical provider for Akron E...

Akron Esports Varsity Rocket League Team Qualifies for Nationals

Akron Esports Varsity Rocket League Team Qualifies for Nationals

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 qualify for nationals again this spring.   Akron’s victory took the team to the NCAA Final Four Fa...

UA to Host Grand Opening for Esports

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

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 event is free and will showcase UA’s new state-of-the-art Esports facilities, as well as provid...