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Inaugural SBU eSports team earns playoff berth

Bolivar, Mo. – Southwest Baptist University’s League of Legends Bearcats have earned a playoff berth in the team’s inaugural season.

The Bearcats won by forfeit over St. John’s University on Feb. 11, and drew bye weeks in their spring split on Feb. 18 and Feb. 25. The Collegiate StarLeague season play ended on March 5 for the Collegiate StarLeague’s 320 registered Division 2 teams.

SBU advances to the 128-team, single-elimination playoff bracket ranked 73rd.

The League of Legends Bearcats will face Grand Valley State University at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 18, from their home arena in the Goodson Student Union game room. The game will be shown live with beginner-friendly commentary and spectator seating available.  

For more information about the eSports playoffs, contact Charlotte Marsch at 417-328-1803 or