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Marietta College’s League of Legends team will compete in the Great Lakes E-sports Conference playoffs

Matt Williamson is not the head coach of the League of Legends team specifically, but is the...
Matt Williamson is not the head coach of the League of Legends team specifically, but is the coach for the e-sports program at Marietta college. He says the team has shown improvement and is confident for the upcoming competition.(Laura Bowen | Laura Bowen)
Published: Oct. 26, 2020 at 7:26 PM EDT
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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Marietta College’s League of Legends e-sports team will be competing in the Great Lakes E-sports Conference play-offs.

The team has something to prove going into the championships. They are competing against a team from Trine University - a team they previously lost to. Matt Williamson, the e-sports program coach, says the team has improved since and are confident going into this competition. Williamson also says a lot of credit for the improvement of the team goes to their League of Legends head coach and two stand out players - Kenny Nguyen and Kyler Wheeler.

“We have two - what we call - challenger-ranked players and they are within the top players in the country. Both of these players could very likely become professional when they’re done in the collegiate scene, " he said.

Williamson says the game is very strategy-based and team-oriented.

If you want to watch the competition, go to www.twitch.tv/mariettaesports around 1 p.m on October 31st.

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