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E-Swarm Report: Resounding victories for League and Valorant

Colby Case February 22, 2021
Major victories and hard-fought losses in the E-Swarm Report for the week of Feb. 15.
Don’t know what League is? This crash course in League of Legends will teach you most of what you need to know to get started with one of the most popular esports games out there.

In two minutes: A crash course in League of Legends

Blynn Beltran February 15, 2021
Don’t know what League is? This crash course on Riot Games’ League of Legends will teach you most of what you need to know to get started with one of the most popular esports games out there.
The Sacramento State Hornets League of Legends team engages the Southern Utah University Thunderbirds in a team fight behind the dragon pit in the first game of the series on February 13. Screenshot taken by Michael Pacheco

Sac State League of Legends team dominates Southern Utah in 2-0 series

Colby Case and Michael Pacheco February 15, 2021
Sacramento State’s Hornets League of Legends team secured a dominating victory over Southern Utah University’s Thunderbirds in a 2-0 series.

Hornet Esports Valorant Team went undefeated until their final match

December 18, 2020

Ian Ratliff the State Hornets broadcast editor sat down with Nick Palsgaard Coach Hornet Esports Valorant Coach, Bryan Anusacion and Jeffrey Kuo about their impressive season in the ECAC Esports league.

Christian “xShadowStarx” Archbold plays a game of Teamfight Tactics at his desk on Dec. 10, 2020. He is practicing for his next tournament, which may not be for a while due to their scarcity. Photo taken over Zoom.

Sac State esports member wins $1,250 in Teamfight Tactics tournament

Colby Case December 16, 2020
Two Sac State esports team members competed, with one taking third out of around 120 players

STATE HORNET NEWS: COVID-19 regional lockdown, CSU returns to campus in fall 2021 and more

December 14, 2020

On this edition of State Hornet News, COVID-19 regional lockdown begins, CSU vows to return to campus in fall 2021 and the Hornet Esports Valorant team discusses their season. Plus more from the State...

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Sac State esports team finishes playoffs 2nd in Valorant, 3rd in Smash Ultimate

Colby Case November 24, 2020
The Valorant loss ended the Hornets’ eight-win undefeated streak. The Smash Ultimate team’s final crew battle with Wayne State College went back and forth, with the Sac State team taking an early lead in their set before being stonewalled by a Mii Brawler for two sets.
The Stinger Esports team faces Rocklin High School in Overwatch during the Bear Cup Collegiate Tournament July 28 at Cal Expo Fairgrounds. The club received a cease and desist letter Oct. 17 for violation of SO&L guidelines for membership, including representing Sac State at tournaments.

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...

The Stinger Esports team faces Rocklin High School in Overwatch during the Bear Cup Collegiate Tournament July 28 at Cal Expo Fairgrounds. The club received a cease and desist letter Oct. 17 for violation of SO&L guidelines for membership, including representing Sac State at tournaments.

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...

Marc Alfonso and Gabriel Ionica, members of the Stinger Esports team, play a video game Tuesday, Oct. 15 at the University Union Game Room. The club currently has over 400 members according to Director Donna Walters.

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,...

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