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Esports League of Legends Team Brings Home Another Tournament Championship

League of Legends team members: Jonathon Baadsgaard, Dat Nguyen, Robert  Wieber, Shane Higginbotham and Gil Meron.Celebrating another tournament win last week, the UST esports League of Legends (LoL) team returned to Houston after competing against the eight best LoL teams in the country during the HUE Fest Tournament at Harrisburg University in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Sophomore engineering major and LoL team member Robby Wieber said, "Leading up to HUE, I knew we had to win. The win would not only secure our dominance at the top, but it would also mean a lot to me. To come out and win it all? Well, let's say winning has never felt sweeter."

This tournament consisted of 24 teams with eight teams in each game for the elimination stage – LoL, Overwatch, and Rocket League. UST qualified for the LoL segment, and UST's LoL team did not drop a single series and is now back-to-back LoL champions for this tournament.

Assistant Director of Esports Justin Pelt said, "I am proud of our guys on this performance. We were missing one of our key players from the National Championship team and had to have our coach step in for the time being. He performed as well as the rest of the starters and helped raise their level of play, which is promising to witness as we look to defend our championship title this year."