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The women that compete for the Ashland University eSports team.

AU eSports sees a rise of women in the industry

William Currier, Reporter February 25, 2024

With the rise of the eSports industry comes a variety of new faces and audiences, especially for women.   At Ashland University, the eSports program has three women in it, and they are looking to change...

The Eagle Super Smash Bros. Ultimate team stands together after succeeding in the fall 2023 semester.

AU eSports looks to spring semester improvements after up-and-down fall campaign

William Currier, Reporter January 21, 2024

The Ashland University eSports team is looking forward to its new spring 2024 season as they have new mountains to climb and aspirations to obtain. For each of the teams, the Eagles are hoping to improve...

The graphic displayed by the AU eSports social medias ahead of the championship match.

AU Call of Duty finds second NACE Starleague championship in 3-1 win

Cade Cracas, Sports & Digital Editor December 7, 2023

Pulling off a win in the NACE Starleague championship is one feat alone, but completing a perfect season on top of that is even more difficult. For the Ashland University Call of Duty (CoD) eSports team,...

AU Overwatch team practices in the facility before a game.

AU eSports Overwatch team takes down Edgewood College

William Currier, Reporter October 5, 2023

The Ashland University varsity Overwatch 2 team took on Edgewood College in a best of 5 to take the series.   The first map was Lijiang Tower and it started off with the game mode of control, a game...

AU COD team member Phil Howman heads into his second season with the team.

AU Call of Duty eSports team falls 3-1 in heartbreaking fashion

Cade Cracas, Sports & Digital Editor October 4, 2023

The AU Call of Duty (COD) eSports team has now lost three contests in a row, as they fall to 2-4 on the 2023 fall campaign. On Wednesday, Oct. 4, the Eagles went up against the University of South Florida...

eSports Call of Duty Team Captain Connor Milne has been a staple on the team for two seasons.

AU eSports Call of Duty team falls to 2-3 on the season with 3-0 loss

Cade Cracas, Sports & Digital Editor October 2, 2023

The Ashland University Call of Duty eSports team has suffered back-to-back losses in the NACE Starleague, with both outings resulting in sweeps for the team. On Sunday, Oct. 1, the Eagles kicked off...

The Eagles compete in the eSports facility in the bottom floor of the Archer Library on the AU campus.

AU Call of Duty eSports team falls 3-0 to St. Clair

Cade Cracas, Sports & Digital Editor September 28, 2023

The Ashland University Call of Duty (CoD) eSports team has put in countless hours to start the 2023-24 fall campaign as they look to repeat as NACE Starleague Champions. Through the team's opening three...

The Eagles all work together in game planning for a contest.

Eagle eSports Overwatch team falls, 3-1 on Tuesday

William Currier, Reporter September 20, 2023

Ashland Eagle’s Overwatch 2 team lost 3-1 in an Overwatch 2 contest on Tuesday, Sept. 19.  The Eagles were fighting strong in all of the maps thrown the teams way, with every map going down to the...

The Eagles take on Appalachian State in an online CSGO tournament.

AU eSports CS:GO team finds 2-1 win against Appalachian State University

William Currier, Reporter September 18, 2023

The Ashland University Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team won their first event of the season against Appalachian State University 2-1. This opening contest would start the Eagles off with early...

The Eagles compete in their first contest of the season in the eSports facility.

Overwatch eSports team takes home 3-0 win in Week One

William Currier, Reporter September 5, 2023

The Ashland University Overwatch varsity team won their first game of the season versus Xavier University leading 3-0 on the map score. “Things we’ve been wanting to do in practice really showed...

The Eagle CoD team stands for a team photo at an in-person event in Columbus in the spring 2023 semester.

AU eSports brings in new coach in hopes of bounce-back season

Cade Cracas, Sports & Digital Editor August 16, 2023

The Ashland University eSports program has been hard at work since the team found a taste of glory in the NACE conference championship in the 2022 fall season at the hands of the Call of Duty (CoD) team. This...

CS:GO team member Seth Ho leads the team in his final collegiate year.

AU CS:GO eSports team clinches spot in conference championship

William Currier, Reporter April 2, 2023

The Ashland University CS:GO eSports team pulled off a 2-1 win against the Saint Clair Saints to secure a spot in the NACE Starleague Conference Championship game.  The Eagles, who secured a spot in...

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