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Daffron Joins Concord University Esports

Posted 7/31/19

ATHENS, W.Va. — Concord University Esports Head Coach Jacob Neerland has announced the signing of the program’s first varsity players. These initial team members are Jamie Nickell of …

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Daffron Joins Concord University Esports

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ATHENS, W.Va. — Concord University Esports Head Coach Jacob Neerland has announced the signing of the program’s first varsity players. These initial team members are Jamie Nickell of Lewisburg, West Virgina; Chase Daffron of McKenzie, Tennessee; and Andrew Thompson of Prince George, Virginia.

As members of CU’s Call of Duty team, the three students will start competing for Concord during the upcoming fall semester. With practice already underway, Neerland said he is eager for competition to begin.

“I’m confident this core will be able to take down any team we go up against, and we have our eyes set on the national championship,” he said.

Neerland is also recruiting for two additional esports teams that will represent Concord – Overwatch and League of Legends. CU’s esports teams are registered with the National Association of Collegiate Esports.

Concord holds the distinction of being the first public college or university in West Virginia to offer varsity esports to its students. Along with providing an opportunity for competitive collegiate play, the university is setting up an esports gaming arena on campus in the Nick Rahall Technology Center.

For more information on Concord University’s esports program contact Jacob Neerland at jneerland@concord.edu or 304-384-5320.

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