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It is the mission of the SBUniv Esports Expo to encourage education, community, and fellowship amongst gamers from all walks of life by giving them a healthy learning environment and a positive gaming outlet.

Southwest Baptist University was one of the first schools to form a varsity collegiate esports team and is now one of the first schools to offer a collegiate esports expo! The expo is FREE and open to the public!

Make plans to attend the SBUniv Esports Expo on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and you can hear from well-known keynote speakers, attend informative seminars, and much more!

EVENT Highlights

  • FREE event, open to the public!
  • Single-elimination League of Legends tournament for high school students (more details below)
  • Live broadcast from Twitch!
  • Keynote Speakers: Devin Nash (CEO, Counter Logic Gaming) and Kevin Hoang (Twitch Student Ambassador)
  • Breakout sessions, meet and greets, all-day entertainment

Make plans to attend the expo!

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Keynote Speakers

Devin Nash, CEO, Counter Logic Gaming

Devin Nash, CEO of Counter Logic GamingDevin Nash is an inspirational speaker, writer, peak performance coach and CEO of Counter Logic Gaming. After graduating college with two degrees in business and psychology, Devin built a few small companies,including an online ebook empire, print and SEO marketing firm, and IT services company. In early 2012 he began a self-improvement through gaming educational live stream on Twitch.TV. The broadcast gained recognition in the gaming community for its unique take on gaming as a means to transform lives.

Devin transitioned to working in esports in 2014. He consulted for professional athletes and teams before joining Team Dignitas as a peak performance coach and North America manager. Early in 2015 he accepted his current position as CEO at Counter Logic Gaming. Devin leads a company of over a hundred motivated individuals that he encourages to become the strongest versions of themselves.

Devin’s high energy style and obsession with driving value to everyone has led him to a successful speaking career at some of the world’s largest conventions. Devin has been a featured speaker at conferences such as TwitchCon, PAX, and SXSW.

Darshan UpadHyaya, Professional Player for Counter Logic Gaming

Darshuan, Professional Player for CLGDarshan is the multi-talented Top-Laner of Counter Logic Gaming. Darshan is a five-year veteran of competitive League of Legends, but only recently broke out as one of the best top laners in North America during his time with CLG. He is known for playing aggressive “carry” champions such as Jax, Irelia, and Fiora; and loves to out duel his opponents in 1-on-1 scenarios. His aggressive style naturally tends to a strategy called “split-pushing”, where he has on multiple occasions single handedly won games by destroying the enemy team’s base. As a five-year veteran, Darshan has outlasted many of his peers who have since retired. He attributes this to his driven personality - always willing to learn and improve until he reaches his goal of being the best possible player and version of himself he can be. He uses his free time to learn other skills such as singing, rock climbing, and practicing yoga. (Bio from

Kevin Hoang, Twitch Student Ambassador

Kevin Hoang, Twitch Student AmbassadorKevin Hoang is a Twitch Student Ambassador, and co-founder of an esports agency called Esprouts. His gaming career started by playing on a Challenger Team ranked #14 in North America. Soon after, he became an analyst for Team SoloMid and co-founded the University of Washington Gaming Association. He is looking forward to sharing career insights and how he got started in the gaming space.



League of Legends tournament

Win cool prizes by competing in the high school tournament at the Esports Expo!

A League of Legends tournament for high school players will be hosted simultaneously with the Expo. The tournament will be hosted through Battlefy and will be single-elimination style. The Championship Game will be played live in Pike Auditorium at the conclusion of the Expo.

Prizes will be awarded to the top-finishing teams with the champion team receiving signed jerseys from Counter Logic Gaming professional team players! The autographed jerseys will be presented to the winning team members by Devin Nash, CEO of Counter Logic Gaming.

High school teams will need to register for the tournament online in advance. You must also bring your own computers.

Need a team? Contact Shane at if you are interested in participating in the expo's League of Legends tournament but do not currently have a team.

The tournament's championship game will be shoutcast live by Darshan of CLG and Kevin Hoang of Twitch, and will be broadcast on the front page of Twitch!

Register for the high school tournament

Tournament Registration

Schedule of Events

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8-10 a.m.
Pike Auditorium

10-10:45 a.m.

  • "How to Start a Varsity Collegiate Esports Program" with Drew Reddington, Illinois Wesleyan University, and Michael Brooks, National Association of Collegiate Esports (Meyer Recital Hall, Casebolt Music Building)
  • "How to Start a High School Esports Program" with Robert Coffey, Business Instructor at Republic High School (Davis Theater, Goodson Student Union)

11-11:45 a.m.

  • "PC Gamer Ergonomics for Performance Enhancement" with Dr. Steven Lesh, SBU Physical Therapy Department Chair (Meyer Recital Hall, Casebolt Music Building)
  • "Outside the Box Jobs for Gamers" with Dr. Tim DeClue, SBU Computer and Information Sciences department chair (Davis Theater, Goodson Student Union)

12-12:45 p.m.

  • "Biofeedback in Esports: Utilizing Biological Responses to In-Game Stimuli" with Dan Himmelstein, M.A. Sport and Performance Psychology, Founder and Brain Coach at Premier Esports Academy (Davis Theater, Goodson Student Union)
  • "Gaming Trivia" (Kaldi's Coffee)
  • "Bearcat Q&A Panel" with the SBU Esports Team (Meyer Recital Hall, Casebolt Music Building)

1-1:45 p.m.

  • "Starting a Channel and Building Community" with Tin "Tinner10tin" Pham, Twitch Personality (Pike Auditorium)
  • "Integrating Esports and Sport Psychology: Maximizing Mental Performance" with Alyson Calman, M.A. Sport and Performance Psychology, Brain Coach at Premier Esports Academy (Meyer Recital Hall, Casebolt Music Building)
  • "Being the Parent of a Gamer" with Scott Dugger, Father of the CEO of Solid Rock Gamers (Davis Theater, Goodson Student Union)

11:30-12 p.m.
Devin Nash, CEO of Counter Logic Gaming (Mabee Chapel Lobby)

12-12:30 p.m.
Kevin Hoang, Twitch Student Ambassador (Mabee Chapel Lobby)

1-1:30 p.m.
Darshan Upadhyaya, Top-Laner of Counter Logic Gaming (Mabee Chapel Lobby)

10-10:45 a.m.
"Starting a Career in Esports and Gaming: Creating a Roadmap to Success"
Keynote Speaker: Kevin Hoang, Twitch Student Ambassador
Pike Auditorium

11 a.m.-12 p.m.
"Q&A with Darshan"
Keynote Speaker: Darshan Upadhyaya, Professional Player for Counter Logic Gaming
Pike Auditorium

2-3 p.m.
"Chasing Dreams in the Rising Esports Industry"
Keynote Speaker: Devin Nash, CEO of Counter Logic Gaming
Pike Auditorium

3-4 p.m.
High School Tournament Championship Game
Pike Auditorium

Table Top Games and Coffee (Kaldi's Coffee)

Retro Console Gaming (Goodson Student Union)

4v4 Rocket League (Game Room, Goodson Student Union)

3v3 Twisted Treeline (Game Room, Goodson Student Union)

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
(Mellers Dining Commons)
A lunch will be available in the Mellers Dining Commons from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. If you pre-paid for meal tickets, those will be made available to you at check-in. Lunch can be purchased for $7.50 per person at the door on the day of the event.