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June 29, 2021

The Cornell College esports program and Head Coach Mayson Sheehan are gearing up for a big year as the team continues to make a name for itself in national competitions.

Trophy sitting in the Cornell College esports arena
The program’s trophy for winning 2nd place at the tournament held by House of Hope

“We really cemented ourselves as one of the strongest teams in Iowa and one of the strongest teams in National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) with our results over the past year and a half,” said Head Esports Coach Mayson Sheehan. “Now we take the results and use them to attract top talent from Iowa and across the country to help us break further into these tournaments.” 

The program continues to grow as more and more students show interest in joining the team, which competes in a number of different games including League of Legends, Super Smash Brothers, Overwatch, Valorant, and Rocket League.

“My goal as the director was to always qualify for playoffs every season we compete in, and we’ve mostly done that with only a few developing teams barely missing that goal on occasion,” Sheehan said. “Not only have
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