Incoming Graceland students for Fall 2022 –

Pay Your Deposit
×

Graceland Esports is Making Its Mark

icon

Press Release, Students

October 11, 2019

Graceland Esports is Making Its Mark

Graceland Esports senior Alex Young plays League of Legends

Graceland University Esports has gotten off to a good start in the team’s inaugural year. So far, the Graceland League of Legends team is 3-0 in their Iowa league tier. They have had impressive finishes against Kirkwood Community College, Northwestern College and the University of Iowa Team Black.

“We’re competing really well in our tier, and we’re looking forward to challenging some real powerhouse teams,” said team sponsor Jared Doty. “I think we’re on track to be one of the top teams in Iowa this year, and we’re fielding some of the best players at the collegiate level in Iowa.”

According to Doty, the team is playing well at all three phases of the game, a good sign this early in the season.

“We’ve been really good at the early phase, and our competitors have struggled to identify bans that hurt our play,” continued Doty. “We’ve gotten way sharper in mid to late play and punished other teams that have been too aggressive or too timid at various stages.”

The team is anchored by this year’s seniors, Christain Purcell, Alex Young and Nate Sowers, and Travis Aldrich and Jared Connell have been standout additions to the squad this year as well. They look forward to matches with Grandview University, Waldorf University and Iowa’s gold squad in the coming weeks.

Continue to watch our website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates on Graceland Esports.

Related News

Press Release

Meet the New Faces of Recruitment

May 24, 2022

Learn More

Press Release

Don’t Hate it, Debate it!

May 16, 2022

Learn More

Press Release

Boden Partners with Lamoni Community Center to Host Art Walk

May 5, 2022

Learn More

Press Release

Graceland University Music Department Gives Back

April 22, 2022

Learn More

Press Release

Graceland Announces Dr. Matthew Naylor as Spring Commencement Speaker

April 20, 2022

Dr. Matthew Naylor, PhD, will address Graceland’s Spring 2022 graduates at its commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 1 in Lamoni, Iowa. Naylor is the President and CEO of the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City,

Learn More

Alumni, Press Release

Dennis Shields Named President-Chancellor of Southern University and A&M College

March 31, 2022

Learn More