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Varsity Esports gear-up for Fall season

On Wednesday September 13, Miami Varsity Esports announced its 2017-2018 team roster. After a week of tryouts, the full team consists of 22 members. Within each game — Overwatch, League of Legends, and Hearthstone — the teams are led by a faculty or graduate student team manager but primarily coached by student team analysts. The Miami Overwatch team had great success late last year within the Tespa League Spring Series, and they look to continue that success within the Tespa Collegiate Series this fall. The ’Hawks’ expanded their roster from last year’s eight-person team to a team of ten. With four returning players — all who take on a different role within the game — working with new players to fill the gaps may prove difficult. However, according to returning player Sam Yancer, the team still has big aspirations for the season. “A big goal of ours is to get to the live finals,” Yancer said. “It’s a huge thing for us. It’s going to be hard this year, but we’re going to try our best. Then, I think we want to win the spring season, because spring is naturally where we’re better.” Miami’s League of Legend team has had a weekend full of competition during the group stage of the American Video Game League: Collegiate League of Legends Championship (AVGL). In the group stage, Miami is currently ranked...

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RedHawks drop MAC openers, remain winless

The Miami University soccer team lost both games on their weekend road trip, falling to 0-9-0 on the season. Friday’s 3-1 loss to the University of Toledo, coupled with Sunday’s 4-1 defeat at Bowling Green State University dashed hopes of starting Mid-American Conference play with a victory, or two. The RedHawks have failed to put a tally in the win column thus far, losing four games by only one goal. Heading into the weekend, the RedHawks had only managed to produce one goal on the season and were looking to add to that total. The Toledo Rockets got off...

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