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Stinger Esports placed on probation until May 2020 for multiple violations

Stinger Esports placed on probation until May 2020 for multiple violations

Mack Ervin III

October 24, 2019

Stinger Esports was placed on probation until May 31, 2020 after a Student Organizations & Leadership investigation found the group to be in violation of the Student Organization Handbook.  The violations involved membership registration and election procedures, according to a PDF from SO&L. The group was served a...

SO&L serves Sac State Stinger Esports club cease and desist letter

SO&L serves Sac State Stinger Esports club cease and desist letter

Mack Ervin III

October 17, 2019

Sacramento State’s Stinger Esports club was issued a cease and desist letter by Student Organizations & Leadership (SO&L) Thursday and canceled some of their upcoming events, according to a member of the club. An announcement was posted on the Stinger Esports Discord server Thursday at 5:41 p.m....

Sac State Stinger Esports club continues to grow

Sac State Stinger Esports club continues to grow

Ashton Byers

October 17, 2019

The Stinger Esports club began about two years ago and is quickly evolving into a very popular group on Sacramento State’s campus. Stinger Esports was founded in the fall of 2017 by Nick Palsgaard, who graduated from Sac State with his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in the spring a...

SPORTS PODCAST: Stinger Esports director BasicTaq on what it takes to make a team

SPORTS PODCAST: Stinger Esports director BasicTaq on what it takes to make a team

Will Coburn, Ashton Byers, and Shaun Holkko

October 9, 2019

Stinger Esports Director Donna “BasicTaq” Walters, director of business administration for Sacramento State’s Associated Students, Inc., co-founded the team in the fall of 2017. The team is now competing at the collegiate level in Overwatch and League of Legends. In this podcast, Walters talks...

Sac State esports team competes in California State Fair tournament

Sac State esports team competes in California State Fair tournament

Alex Daniels, Sports editor

July 28, 2019

The Stinger eSports team was eliminated first in the Overwatch Collegiate eSports Tournament during the California State Fair at Cal Expo after a 2-0 loss to Rocklin High School Saturday. Overwatch, which involves two teams of six players, has each player selecting their own “hero” from a lis...

Stinger eSports club builds community with support from industry partners

Stinger eSports club builds community with support from industry partners

Jose Fabian

February 10, 2019

Stinger eSports, formed in fall 2017, is Sacramento State’s home club for casual and competitive players for a variety of video games. With the goal of creating a dedicated esports program, the club has competed in collegiate tournaments and formed partnerships within the esports industry. I...

Students reflect on connection between esports, college

Students reflect on connection between esports, college

Gabriel Ionica

December 11, 2017

Video games have moved beyond the living room and into the mainstream with the rise of competitive tournaments and fans within esports. I would know, esports are why I took an interest in journalism. As a long-time gamer, I wanted to get into the professional side of esports as soon as I learned about ...