Checkpoint XP On Campus Podcast

Checkpoint XP On Campus Podcast

Checkpoint XP On Campus Podcast

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Your weekly update on collegiate esports & video gaming—by students, for students. From varsity and club esports tournaments to college curriculums focused on gaming, CheckpointXP On Campus delivers more than just stats and scores. The cultural impact of video gaming is undeniable and its explosion on college campuses across the country is affecting sports, entertainment and college life. Our team of professional and student journalists takes you behind the scenes to hear from players, coaches, students, fans and thought leaders.  We cover big tournaments, team training regimens, school rivalries, scouting reports, pro recruitment news and more.   Whether you’re a novice or hard-core player, studying game development or marketing, CheckpointXP On Campus is your home for collegiate esports news and this exciting cultural phenomenon. Let’s Play.
  1. October 29, 2020
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    College Rocket League is Surging On Twitch
    Collegiate Rocket League (CRL) is one of the most exciting things happening in college esports right now. It's one of the most casual esports to get into and watch and it's currently free to play. The game is n…
  2. October 27, 2020
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    Building Esports And Gaming Career Opportunities For…
    The Checkpoint On Campus team discusses the new Black Collegiate Gaming Association that "exists to provide education, access, and career opportunities into the gaming and esports industry to Black college stud…
  3. October 23, 2020
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    $25K College Counter Strike: Global Offensive FACEIT…
    One of the biggest tournament organizers in the land, FACEIT, is finally coming to college. The brand announced three new brackets for CS:GO, Valorant, and League of Legends. Both the first two games will have…
  4. October 22, 2020
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    University of California Irvine's Varsity Overwatch…
    The University of California - Irvine continues to be one of the top esports schools in the country. Not only for its level of play but also for its emphasis on player/student wellness. This more holistic appro…
  5. October 16, 2020
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    The CheckpointXP On Campus College Esports Media Pol…
    Sometimes College Esports can be a lot to keep track of. So the awesome people out at eFuse made a great poll asking some of the top coaches in the land who were the top teams at the college level (https://efus…
  6. October 15, 2020
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    Minnesota State University Starts A College Esports…
    Midwestern colleges and universities are making waves in the college esports world. Teams like Northwood are winning Overwatch tournaments. Akron, Ohio State, and Mizzou are some of the best Rocket League teams…
  7. October 09, 2020
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    GYO Esports Combine: The Future of Esports Scouting?
    During Checkpoint XP On Campus last week, we previewed a major event that could change the face of College Esports. The Esports Combine aims to get high school students from across the country in front of colle…
  8. October 08, 2020
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    What Should The College Esports Season Look Like?
    As we often lament on Checkpoint XP On Campus, keeping track of it all is a prodigious task. So internally we asked ourselves "If we had the power, how would we organize college esports"? So Norris and Jacob ga…
  9. October 03, 2020
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    University of Utah Talks Overwatch: Dog21 & Andy On…
    One of the best college Overwatch teams in the land, University of Utah, joined us this week on CPOC. Demitri "Dog21" Dobaj and Andrew "Andy" Barbee shared their thoughts on what made them a good team. Utah ran…
  10. October 02, 2020
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    High School Students to Showcase Esports Skills at t…
    If you follow Football closely, you know that the NFL Combine is one of the most important events of the year. College players from all over the country come together to showcase their skills, looking to increa…
  11. September 24, 2020
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    Northwood University Upsets Top Collegiate Overwatch…
    Dominance comes at a price. If you want to sit on any esports throne know that it will not be a comfortable seat. Harrisburg and Maryville found out the hard way just how quickly a reign can end. At HUE 2020, N…
  12. September 14, 2020
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    Evil Geniuses Provide Esports Career Resources for C…
    College students across the globe are looking for ways to make their break into the esports industry. But not every gamer is going to get a chance at playing in the big matches. Some students will coach those p…
  13. September 10, 2020
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    UNLV Begins Expanding Into College Valorant and Rock…
    University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) has been pretty busy as far as esports go. They've been adding players to multiple games, such as Valorant and Rocket League. They have their first professional partner. Th…
  14. September 09, 2020
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    How To Get Discovered in Esports | Intel Inspires To…
    One of the top PC hardware brands in the world, Intel, joined forces with the American Video Game League (AVGL) to start "Intel Inspires". Intel Inspires is an "esports discovery showcase" where kids as young a…
  15. September 01, 2020
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    Top College Esports Programs To Watch - Fall 2020
    We here at CheckpointXP On Campus are in a constant state of research. With new esports programs popping up each semester, we try our best to bring news from all of them. But we know that it's a monumental task…
  16. August 22, 2020
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    Historically Black Colleges & Universities Esports C…
    As we approach the start of this school year, more schools are looking to diversify their extra-curricular and boost enrollment. Even before the outbreak, colleges were struggling to attract new students. Like…
  17. August 20, 2020
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    LCS Commissioner On League of Legend's New Plans For…
    The college esports space is huge, and unfortunately, unorganized. There is a multitude of college conferences, organizers, and events that make up the college scene. With so many variables, it made college esp…
  18. August 17, 2020
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    What To Expect With An Esports Class
    During a recent episode of CheckpointXP On Campus, we discussed an esports minor degree at Northern Illinois University. Interest in gaming is growing with game streaming/esports growing and no sports for a cou…
  19. August 14, 2020
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    Can College Esports Fill The Void of College Footbal…
    The pandemic still continues to spread throughout the United States. In reaction, a number of college conferences decided to postpone their college sports seasons. The Big Ten and Pac-12 became the first Power…
  20. August 08, 2020
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    $20K College Esports Tournament Hosted By Inven Glob…
    College Esports continues to grow at a fever pitch. But with the prospect of many collegiate sports not returning in the fall the microscope is even larger on gaming. Numerous colleges are showing more interest…

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