Bristol, Tenn. - The King University League of Legends team made their 2020 debut against Caldwell University and Thomas College with impressive 2-0 and 2-1 match victories. The support/bottom duo Sam Oplinger and adc Nate Williams paved the way for the Tornado with a combined KDA's of 7/10/74 and 53/11/41 across all rounds, respectively.
Bristol, Tenn. - The King University Overwatch team finished up their 2019 ECAC competition this weekend. After compiling a season record of 10-3, King Overwatch falls in the second round of the ECAC playoffs. "I couldn't be more proud of this team," says Coach Morgan. "We beat several higher ranked teams this year simply because of our mental toughness."
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Tornado Overwatch team had a busy weekend. A close ECAC matchup Friday against Syracuse and an Overwatch Collegiate Start League Tournament gave King a total of 6 matches against teams all across the country.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Director of Athletics David Hicks has announced Frank Morgan as director of esports and assistant director of athletic communications. Morgan rejoins the Tornado staff as he served as an assistant wrestling coach from 2014-17.
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University esports program opens their Overwatch and League of Legends teams this spring following a fall where they competed for their ranking in the spring. The National League matches for Overwatch will take place on Sunday's while the Regional League Competitions will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University has opened their newly remolded esports Arena. The arena is housed on the lower level of Bristol Hall, the oldest building on campus. The arena will house both training and matches for both esports games League of Legends and Overwatch.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University recently announced esports as the newest addition to the athletic department. With the addition of this new sport, King will join the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) as the newest member of the nationally recognized organization.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University, who has long been a pioneer and innovative leader in the field of athletics, announced its newest sport on Wednesday, esports, joining over 70 institutions nationwide who offer scholarships for student-athletes to compete at the intercollegiate level. King is the first school in the state of Tennessee to offer esports as a varsity program.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Wednesday, King University Director of Athletics David Hicks announced the addition of esports, along with the person that will be leading the program. At the press conference, Micah Ridley was announced as the director of esports.