Lancer Gaming opened its inaugural season with a 2-0 victory in League of Legends against the Trent Excalibur on Oct. 8 to make an auspicious start, says Cindy Crump, director of the Student Success and Leadership Centre.
“We are absolutely thrilled with the launch of the esports program here on campus,” she says. “We have come a long way in a very short time to launch the program and are excited for the future of Lancer Gaming as we continue to strive toward providing opportunities that enable the complete student experience at the UWindsor.”
The program held player tryouts during reading week and has announced members of its leadership team:
- head coach Ali Abduelmula, a student of computer science;
- co-ordinator Jeremy Renaud, an instructor of sport and recreation management at St. Clair College;
- assistant co-ordinator Shubham Mehta, also a computer science major; and
- sport and performance psychology assistant Erkin Zuluev, a Master of Human Kinetics candidate.
The program will announce its final roster during the week of Oct. 26. The selected players will represent the University in Ontario Post-Secondary Esports and National Association of Collegiate Esports competition.