This week, UCC Netsoc, the Networking, Gaming and Technology Society, has entered a team into Irish Collegiate Esports’s Overwatch Collegiate Championship. A team of 6 UCC students will compete at inter-varsity level against various colleges across Ireland. The Netsoc Rebels will be the first official UCC eSports team to compete in any Irish Collegiate Esports tournament.
Irish Collegiate Esports works with students and colleges to organise Esports clubs and tournaments by providing the support and opportunities to compete in the world of Esports. ICE is also aiming to have Esports recognised by the Sports Council of Ireland. Intervarsity tournaments are organised in Overwatch, League of Legends, CS:GO and Super Smash Bros Ultimate.
The Netsoc Rebels will compete solely in Overwatch for the remainder of this academic year, with the goal of competing across all four games by October 2019. Jason Power, a commentator for ICE and current master’s student in UCC, was one of the driving forces behind the launch of the team. Further information on ICE can be found on collegeesports.ie.
If anyone wishes to join the Netsoc Rebels they can contact UCC Netsoc across various social media platforms, or myself directly at firstname.lastname@example.org