UT Arlington and Louisiana State have one of the hottest rivalries in collegiate esports. Now, they’re taking their grudge match to the ECS Season 6 Finals arena. The two collegiate titans will be taking to the stage as the introductory match of ECS Season 6’s grand finals Sunday. The stage is set. The gloves are off. Let’s meet our competitors.
University of Texas Arlington – UTA Esports
UT Arlington Esports was established in Fall of 2009 as a Starcraft organization. Since then, the club has grown to field more than 8 teams. Over the years, UT Arlington Esports was able to achieve top finishes within The Collegiate Star League, TESPA Battlegrounds and more. In 2017, UT Arlington Esports was able to take the Heroes of the Dorm Tournament in a confident 3-0 against LSU, securing their students’ scholarships.
The UTA Esports roster:
Louisiana State – EsportsLSU
EsportsLSU formed in 2016, and has currently 20 competitive rosters over 10 different games. The LSU CS roster that will be playing on the ECS stage this weekend is one of two LSU CS Teams, playing their 2nd LAN event ever. Their rivalry with UTA reached its peak at the Heroes of the Dorm 2016 finals in Las Vegas where they were beaten 3-0 by local rivals UT Arlington. They’ll want to settle the score here at the Esports Stadium.
The EsportsLSU roster:
Joining the two Texas rivals as casting guest will be LSU student Ben Hosford, who is VP of LSU Esports and caster at some of the biggest CS:GO events in the world.
The action will be live inside the arena, warming up the crowd ahead of the ECS Season 6 Grand Finals on Sunday 25th November at the Esports Stadium, Arlington. A full VOD will be available after the collegiate showmatch on Sunday via our YouTube channel.