Amazon Esports & NASCAR Stars – CheckpointXP On Campus

On this week’s CPOC, we talk about the biggest retailer in the world, Amazon, getting involved in European esports. Kevin talks with NASCAR star, William Byron, about his background as a gamer. And we talk about the gaming crushes of our CPOC cast. That and more on CheckpointXP On Campus!

Another week of college esports action is in the books, and we’re here to break it all down for you in a new installment of Checkpoint XP On Campus! Here’s what you missed with the latest episode:

HOW CLOSE IS COLLEGE TO CDL/OWL LIKE HOME SERIES?

The Overwatch and Call of Duty Pro Leagues are now well underway in their respective seasons, both seeing relative success. With two prominent games prospering in their own right, it begs the question, how far off are we from college esports reaching this level of organization and pageantry? 

Make sure you check out the latest episode to see the guys discuss this topic at length.

AMAZON VENTURES FURTHER INTO ESPORTS WITH NEW COLLEGE INITIATIVE

Despite being the owners of twitch, which is the epicenter of broadcasted esports, Amazon is now playing the role of organizer. The ecommerce company has partnered with GGTech Entertainment and The NUEL to put on competitive esports series across Europe, with around 200 universities participating over the course of 2020. This is a potentially massive move that could significantly strengthen the backbone of collegiate esports around the world.

To see the On Campus crew give their thoughts about just how impactful this news could be, make sure you check out the new episode of CheckpointXP On Campus

AN CONVERSATION WITH NASCAR PRO RACER WILLIAM BYRON

I, your humble managing editor, Kevin Kelly, got a wonderful opportunity to head out to the HyperX Esports Arena at the Luxor resort here in Las Vegas, for a fun day full of NASCAR Heat 4 with 2018 NASCAR Rookie of the Year, William Byron. William is a known gamer, and has been a key figure in NASCAR’S ventures in esports. I talked with William about those efforts, and the contemporary state of esports and its relationship with traditional sports in a segment you can only find on the newest episode of CheckpointXP On Campus! 

Watch it now and let us know what you think!

COLLEGIATE ROCKET LEAGUE UPDATE

Daniel discusses the ongoing action for Collegiate Rocket League, and zeroes in on a match he found particularly interesting between LSU and University of Texas – Arlington, in which LSU continued their run of dominance in the league. 

For Daniel’s full breakdown of the match, as well as what Jacob and Norris think, head on over to the new episode of CheckpointXP On Campus

MT. RUSHMORE – VIDEO GAME CRUSHES

It’s a special Valentine’s Day segment to round up this episode of Checkpoint XP On Campus, and we brought some members of our crew on to dish on who their top crushes are in their favorite video games over the year. You won’t wanna miss this one!

Catch this segment and all the latest in college esports on this new episode of CheckpointXP On Campus!


We’ll be back next Thursday with a brand new episode, and continue to watch this space for more coverage of college esports from CheckpointXP: On Campus!