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CAMPUS: They did it again: TAMIU ‘Call of Duty’ esports defeats UNT-Dallas
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CAMPUS: They did it again: TAMIU ‘Call of Duty’ esports defeats UNT-Dallas

They did it againCAMPUS: TAMIU 'Call of Duty' esports defeats UNT-Dallas By Juan Carlos PuenteSocial Media ManagerPublished Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023 The TAMIU Call of Duty esports varsity team earned back-to-back wins since the semester started. On Sept. 20, the team faced off against the University of North Texas-Dallas and had a final score of 2-1 in favor of Texas A&M International University. The match was once again streamed on Twitch, and while the previous game was a solid 3-0 in favor of TAMIU, the varsity team had to face some trials and adapt this time around. “We went into the game playing like how we played the last few matches which was not gonna work against this team. ;So they made us complacent in a way, but it worked out, we made that comeback and we ended...
SPORTS: TAMIU Call of Duty esports claims first victory
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SPORTS: TAMIU Call of Duty esports claims first victory

SPORTS: TAMIU Call of Duty esports claims first victory By Juan Carlos PuenteSocial Media ManagerPublished Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023 TAMIU’s Call of Duty esports team unlocked an achievement by claiming its first victory of the semester, 3-0 against Carolina University. On Sept. 13, the Texas A&M International University Call of Duty esports varsity team faced off against Carolina University in a resounding victory for TAMIU, marking the first game of the fall semester. Juan Carlos Puente | BridgeEsports player Eric Rodriguez, who goes by the online name Iso, practices on Sept. 22. Streamed on Twitch, the team competed in game modes such as hardpoint, search and destroy, and control, with each win in a game mode earning them a point. The team secured consecutive wins, conc...
SPORTS: Esports team improves in communication, camaraderie
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SPORTS: Esports team improves in communication, camaraderie

SPORTS: Esports team improves in communication, camaraderie By Glenys MaldonadoSports EditorPublished Friday, Oct. 28, 2022  With esports on the rise, TAMIU’s Rocket League team launched to a strong start this season. With a variety of teams, Rocket League shined and put their name on the boards. “Rocket League is a competitive video game which involves cars and soccer combined,” coach Ethan Garcia said. “The point of the game is to outscore the opponent and win three out of five games to secure a win. My favorite thing about the game would have to be that it is unique and a very complex game to learn, but once you are able to understand the controls it gets really fun.” Texas A&M International University’s Rec Sports esports program did not develop an accelerating...
Esports: Not just for guys
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Esports: Not just for guys

Esports: Not just for guys By Glenys MaldonadoSports EditorPublished Tuesday, May 10, 2022 While some might think video games rot people’s brains, the TAMIU esports team demolishes competition nationwide. Esports at Texas A&M International University, through the Rec Center, includes teams for Rocket League, League of Legends, Valorant and Call of Duty. Additionally, there is a Super Smash Bros. team operated through the Smash Club organization. TAMIU student Celeste Herrera, the only female currently playing esports on campus, plays on the League of Legends team. “I just feel like this is an opportunity for everyone to understand that just because we are sitting down on a computer doesn’t mean it isn’t competitive,” Herrera said. “We are not here just wasting time. Vid...
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