THE VOICE OF COLLEGIATE ESPORTS & VIDEO GAMING—BY STUDENTS, FOR STUDENTS

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WHAT IS CheckpointXP ON CAMPUS?

The Voice of Collegiate esports & video gaming—by students, for students.From varsity and club esports tournaments, to college curriculums focused on gaming, CheckpointXP On Campus delivers more than just stats and scores.

The cultural impact of video gaming is undeniable and its explosion on college campuses across the country is affecting sports, entertainment and college life.

Our team of professional and student journalists takes you behind the scenes to hear from players, coaches, students, fans and thought leaders.  We cover big tournaments, team training regimens, school rivalries, scouting reports, pro recruitment news and more.  

Whether you’re a novice or hard-core player, studying game development or marketing, CheckpointXP On Campus is your home for collegiate esports news and this exciting cultural phenomenon.

Let’s Play.

THE TEAM

Norris Howard

KEY PLAYER STATS

  • Alias: GreatLakerNori
  • Born: 1987
  • First Game Ever Played: Kung Fu/Super Mario Bros/Duck Hunt (it was a busy day)
  • Current Go To Game:
  • Spider-Man/Overwatch/FIFA
  • Gamer You Admire Most: Daigo Umehara, Ryan Hart, SonicFox, Kazunoko 

Jacob Brothers

KEY PLAYER STATS

    • Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
    • Junio / Journalism Major/Marketing Minor
    • Competitively played in Mario Kart8 tournaments
    • Favorite Podcast: Pardon My Take
    • Favorite Games:
      • Sonic Adventure 2
      • The Last of Us
      • Overwatch
      • Heroes of the Storm


Daniel Agbuya

KEY PLAYER STATS

    • Senior / Journalism Major
    • Producer/Host New Game+ podcast
    • Favorite Games:
      • Apex Legends
      • Call of Duty
      • Blackout
      • Numerous fighting games

Kevin Kelly

KEY PLAYER STATS

  • University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Studying Journalism with a concentration in Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Passion for transmedia storytelling
  • Dream job: Member of the Star Wars Story Group at Lucusfilm
  • Favorite Star Wars Film: The Last Jedi
  • Favorite Games:
    • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    • Portal 2
    • Uncharted 2
    • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed


Ethan Schneider

KEY PLAYER STATS

    • University of Nevada Las Vegas
    • Home-state: California
    • Studying Journalism and Media Studies
    • Retro game collector
    • Most prized retro game in your collection:
      • WWF No Mercy
      • Banjo Kazooie
      • Ducktales
      • Paper Mario
      • Donkey Kong Country 3
    • Favorite Games:
      • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3
      • Banjo Kazooie
      • Super Mario 64
      • Donkey Kong Country
      • Overwatch
      • Mario Party 6
      • Mario Kart Double Dash
      • Paper Mario
      • Pokemon Black 2
      • Call of Duty Black Ops 2

PITCH A STORY

Do you have an esports story that deserves to be shared? We’re interested in knowing what’s going on at your school— news on your players, coaches, teams, venues, games and classes that are worth knowing about.

We’d love to hear your pitch!

Fill out the form  and include 3-4 sentences that tell us why this story idea is perfect for CheckpointXP On Campus.

Also, let us know how you see this story being best told; written word, audio, video, photographs or a combination of any of those.

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JOIN THE TEAM

Want to learn more about being a CheckpointXP On Campus collegiate contributor or affiliate?

Let’s talk!

We’re looking for new college correspondents around the US to help us capture the growing excitement and commitment to esports.

If you think you or students at your school are up for creating compelling content for CheckpointXP On Campus, we can’t wait to hear from you.

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