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!
Devin 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 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 clgaming.net)
Kevin 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Devin Nash, CEO of Counter Logic Gaming (Mabee Chapel Lobby)
Kevin Hoang, Twitch Student Ambassador (Mabee Chapel Lobby)
Darshan Upadhyaya, Top-Laner of Counter Logic Gaming (Mabee Chapel Lobby)
"Starting a Career in Esports and Gaming: Creating a Roadmap to Success"
Keynote Speaker: Kevin Hoang, Twitch Student Ambassador
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
"Q&A with Darshan"
Keynote Speaker: Darshan Upadhyaya, Professional Player for Counter Logic Gaming
"Chasing Dreams in the Rising Esports Industry"
Keynote Speaker: Devin Nash, CEO of Counter Logic Gaming
High School Tournament Championship Game
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.