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USC Sumter Esports

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The University of South Carolina Sumter (USC Sumter) competes in organized competitive multiplayer video game competitions: Esports. USC Sumter is an official varsity program, sanctioned by the university and the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). Students are recruited from in state, out-of-state, worldwide, and current students. Students in the program compete through a variety of games across North America.

USC Sumter competes in NACE sponsored competitions and competitions through TESPA, College League of Legends (CLoL), Collegiate Star League (CSL), and AVGL. USC Sumter also competes in institutional created seasons with colleges across the country.

USC Sumter plays League of Legends, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Rocket League, CS:GO, Heroes of the Storm, Paladins, Smite, Smash, NBA2k, Madden, and FIFA. Additional games are in consideration each year. Students will compete for spots on “1st team”, “2nd team”, etc. when appropriate. Players and teams of all level and skill compete in the USC Sumter program. The program allows for player growth and skill development, while promoting opportunity among all

The Esports facility is conveniently located in the Student Union Building (SUB). Students train, practice, meet, and compete in a dedicated space. The program was founded by Kris Weissmann, the Director of Student Life and Esports. Weissmann is the Director and the Head Coach. The program is assisted by IT Specialist, Assistant Coach, Brad Rogers.

Facility

Learn more about our Esports arena and the awesome systems we use. 

Games & Teams

We play some pretty cool games and proud of our teams. Check out the list of what we currently play and who plays them.

News

Check out the latest Esport news. This section is updated periodically, so stay with us!
 

Sponsors

We couldn't exist without our sponsors. So please check them out. 

News

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This is where we'll have the latest news. Check back often as it will be updated periodically.  

Esports Facility

Our facility is equipped with 19 stations, with Gravity Gaming PCs and E-Blue desks, chairs, mice, keyboards, and headsets. One of the Gravity Gaming PCs is dedicated to coaching, streaming, and program media.

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ASUS Z370-A
Intel I9-9900K 8-Core, 3.6GHz
Fractal Celsius S24 Cooling
Kingston 8GB x4 2666MHz DDR4
Samsung 970 EVO 250GB M.2 PCIe SSD
6TB 7200RPM HDD
ASUS 2080 8GB GDDR6 PCIe3.0
Cooler Master 650w
Custom LED and Logos
ASUS 27’ 144HZ 1ms Monitor x 2 

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ASUS B360-PRO
Intel I7-8700 HEXACORE 3.2GHz
Cooler Master Hyper 212
Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD
ASUS GeForce 1080 Turbo
Cooler Master 650w Power Supply
Custom LED and Logos
ASUS 27’ 144HZ 1ms Monitor  

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Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI
Intel I7 4790K 6 Core 3.5GHz
Asetek 520LC
Intel 535 250GB SSD
ASUS GeForce 1080 Turbo
700W Power Supply
Custom LED and Logos
ASUS 27’ 144HZ 1ms Monitor 

Games & Teams

Overwatch

Overwatch assigns players into two teams of six, with each player selecting from a roster of 30 characters, known as "heroes," each with a unique style of play. The game was initially launched with casual play, with a competitive ranked mode, various 'arcade' game modes, and a player-customizable server browser subsequently included following its release.

League of Legends

League of Legends is a fast-paced, competitive online game that blends the speed and intensity of an RTS with RPG elements. Two teams of powerful champions, each with a unique design and playstyle, battle head-to-head across multiple battlefields and game modes.

Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment for Microsoft Windows and macOS, which released on June 2, 2015. The game features heroes from Blizzard's franchises including Warcraft, Diablo, StarCraft, The Lost Vikings, and Overwatch. 

Hearthstone

Hearthstone is a free-to-play online digital collectible card game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. ... The game is a turn-based card game between two opponents, using constructed decks of 30 cards along with a selected hero with a unique power.

Rocket League

Soccer meets driving once again in this physics-based multiplayer-focused sequel to Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars. Choose a variety of high-flying vehicles equipped with huge rocket boosters to score aerial goals and pull-off game-changing saves.

CS:GO

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Hidden Path Entertainment and Valve Corporation. The game pits two teams against each other: the Terrorists and the Counter-Terrorists. Both sides are tasked with eliminating the other while also completing separate objectives. A battle-royale game-mode, "Danger Zone", was introduced in 2018. 

Paladins

Paladins provides various characters, called Champions, for the players to choose during their gaming sessions.  Being a team-based shooter, players must rely on strategy, character knowledge, coordination, and teamwork in order to attain victory. Players may use VGS, along with text and voice chat to communicate.

Smite

Smite is a free-to-play, third-person multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game. In Smite, players control a god, goddess, or other mythological figures, and take part in team based combat, using abilities and tactics against other player-controlled gods and non-player-controlled minions.

Super Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros. is a crossover fighting video game between several different Nintendo franchises, including Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Metroid, F-Zero, Mother, Kirby, and Pokémon. It presents a cast of characters and locations from these franchises and allows players to use each character's unique skills.

Fifa

FIFA is a series of association football video games or football simulator, released annually by Electronic Arts under the EA Sports label.  The Guardian called the series "the slickest, most polished and by far the most popular football game around." As of 2011, the FIFA franchise has been localised into 18 languages and available in 51 countries.

Madden

Become the Face of the Franchise and control your NFL superstar journey starting in the College Football Playoff, compete against or play with friends online or side by side, take your team from pre-season to Super Bowl champions, and be at the center of every play so you can achieve gridiron greatness.

NBA2k

NBA 2K series is a series of basketball sports simulation video games developed and released annually since 1999. The premise of each game in the series is to emulate the sport of basketball, more specifically, the National Basketball Association, and present improvements over the previous installments. 

CS:GO Team

Sydney Agapito

IGN: SydneysRice
Role: Support
Hometown: Sumter, SC

Brent Byard 

IGN: RayN3r
Role: Entry Fragger/ Rifler
Hometown: Sumter, SC

Joshua Myers 

IGN: PriorHickory3
Role: Support player/Rifler
Hometown: Sumter, SC

John Stubbs 

IGN: LightninGZ
Role: IGL/Main Awp
Hometown: Heard County, GA

Jaime Gonzalez 

IGN: Suscreo
Role: Camp
Hometown: Hartsville, SC

League of legends Team

Heaven Adams

IGN: Rosahni
Role: Support
Hometown: Washington State

Elon White 

IGN: ITheHokage
Role: Mid Lane
Hometown: Sumter, SC

Madden Team

Kevin Williams 

IGN: Lord Phenomm
Role: NA
Hometown: Sumter, SC

Overwatch Team

Skylar Avins  

IGN: Disney Queen
Role: Damage/Support
Hometown: Sumter, SC

Jonathan Barradas

IGN: Cryos
Role: Flex
Hometown: Sumter, SC

Alexis Ferro  

IGN: HEXADA
Role: Support
Hometown: Sumter, SC

Kelvin Keller, Jr. 

IGN: KamuiKellz
Role: DPS
Hometown: St Matthews, SC

Ana Lazo-Wright 

IGN: MagicTurtle
Role: Support
Hometown: Sumter, SC

Jason Li 

IGN: KingRequiem
Role: Tank
Hometown: Fujian, China

Emerald McElveny

IGN: Cassio
Role: Tank/Support
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii

Sean Robinson

IGN: Swampfire1
Role: Tank
Hometown: Sumter, SC

Adam Saoud  

IGN: Currlee
Role: Tank/Flex
Hometown: Hlywood Beach, FL

Zachary Snipes 

IGN: Snarkshia
Role: Flex
Hometown: Sumter, SC

Ethen Thomas 

IGN: Jaeger
Role: Tank
Hometown: Del Rio, Texas

Rocket league Team

Dominic Alexander 

IGN: BlameDirty
Role: NA
Hometown: Jacksonville NC

Buster Eaddy  

IGN: Brabbit
Role: NA
Hometown: Mayesville, SC

Jaime Gonzalez

IGN: Suscreo
Role: NA
Hometown: Hartsville, SC

Kelvin Keller, Jr. 

IGN: KamuiKellz
Role: NA
Hometown: Saint Matthews, SC

Kyler Ray 

IGN: CallMeColts
Role: NA
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

Adam Saoud

IGN: Currlee
Role: NA
Hometown: Hlywood Beach, FL

Smash Team

Ashton Edwards 

IGN: Sph1nx
Role: NA
Hometown: Fort Bragg, NC

Heaven Adams 

IGN: Rosahni
Role: NA
Hometown: Washington State

Hearthstone Team

Zachary Snipes 

IGN: Snarkshia
Role: NA
Hometown: Sumter, SC

Westly Simpson

IGN: Assistantmajor
Role: NA
Hometown: Sumter, SC

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