Overwatch Varsity Invitational

*UPDATE* Academy of Art E-Sports Team Competes in Overwatch Varsity Invitational

Missed out on the ART U E-Sports team’s first round of matches last weekend? No worries, we’ve got the updates right here, the schedule for the next one, and where you can watch it!


It was an eventful first match-up weekend for our e-sports players last October 5th. While we unfortunately lost the first match, we did make a good recovery in the second, and took home a win.

This leads us to the second weekend of matches for the tournament.

October 5, Saturday,

  • Match 1: Academy of Artvs. University of Texas – Dallas
    Score: 0 – 2 (UTD Wins)
  • Match 2: Academy of Art vs. Grand View University
    Score: 2 – 0 (ArtU Wins)

Moving on to the next round of match-ups, our team will be going against Boise State and University of Utah. You can support our gamers by watching the livestream from Academy of Art University’s E-Sports studio, located in room 707 at 180 New Montgomery.

Check out the schedule of matches for this weekend below:

October 12, Saturday

  • Match 1: Boise State University
  • Match 2: University of Utah
    Utah Utes

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Originally published October 3, 2019

Send some support your fellow Urban Knights as they compete this weekend for their first match in the Overwatch Varsity Invitational!

Yep, it’s not just in Division II of NCAA that we send Academy representatives to. We definitely want a piece of that E-sports pie, so we couldn’t be more thrilled to be selected by Tespa as one of the 16 universities in the world to make it to this competition.

Tournament Mechanics

 It’s going to be quite the journey for our gamers. All 16 teams will be assigned to region (there are two), based on the institution’s geographic location. The tournament will follow a round robin format, where the top four teams from each region will advance to the playoffs.

The bottom four teams will still have a chance to get into the Playoffs, though, as long as the3y win in the Play-in tournament.  

Academy of Art plays the first match on October 5 at 1:00PM.

Art U e-sports gamer

Here’s the rest of the Overwatch Varsity Invitational schedule for those interested:

  • Opponent 1: October 5 – @1pm
    University of Texas – Dallas
    UT Dallas Comets
  • Opponent 2: October 5 – @3pm
    Grand View University
    Grand View Vikings
  • Opponent 3: October 12 – @1pm
    Boise State University
  • Opponent 4: October 12 – @3pm
    University of Utah
    Utah Utes
  • Opponent 5: October 19 – @1pm
    University of California – Irvine
    UCI Esports
  • Opponent 6: October 19 – @3pm
    University of North Texas
    UNT Esports
  • Opponent 7: October 26 – @1pm
    University of California – Berkeley
    Golden Bears