Texas e-Sports Association (TeSPA) is one of the largest and most ambitious competitive gaming collegiate organizations in the world. Founded in August 2010, TeSPA aims to bring together competitive gamers of all backgrounds to play, improve, and compete. TeSPA was originally started to bring together the StarCraft II players at the University of Texas at Austin to participate in the Collegiate StarLeague, a nation wide university StarCraft II League. Since then, TeSPA has expanded to include gamers of all genres.
Today, Texas e-Sports Association is a statewide organization with collegiate branches at eight different universities. The organization aims to facilitate grassroots growth at each local chapter by sharing resources and knowledge as well as providing technical, promotional, and sponsor support for local e-sports events. TeSPA aims to build a strong network of capable e-sports communities around the state wherein passionate regional leaders are able to share their experiences, work together, and fundamentally redefine what collegiate groups are capable of achieving.
Each Texas e-Sports Association branch regularly hosts large LAN events in which members come together and play their favorite console and PC games. From Rockband to Call of Duty, novice and master alike come together to enjoy the simple act of gaming. TeSPA frequently hosts Fighting Game, League of Legends, and StarCraft II tournaments in addition to StarCraft II 1v1 and 2v2 ‘King of the Hill’ events at LAN events.
Perhaps what TeSPA is most well known for outside of the Texas community is the StarCraft II tournaments it eagerly hosts. Through these StarCraft II tournaments, TeSPA has gained worldwide attention and a reputation for quality and professionalism in event hosting. Texas e-Sports Association’s Lone Star Clash tournament consisted of a professional and a collegiate StarCraft II bracket that boasted a combined prize pool of $11,500. The event attracted 16 professional players from 8 countries, 14 university teams from 7 states, over 750 in-person spectators from 30 different Texas universities, and nearly 2 million online viewers. From the exceptional production quality to the fine attention to detail, TeSPA’s events stand out as some of the most professional and entertaining across the nation and beyond.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Texas e-Sports Association, connect with your local regional chapter by visiting their community page. Most chapters host regular general meetings where they discuss the latest news in e-sports, engage in interactive social activities, and allow members the opportunity to introduce the newest games they are into. Community pages feature news from each region, a calendar of upcoming events, galleries from prior events, and general information about how to get involved. Notable statewide events and news updates are showcased on the homepage. Remember, you can join us on our statewide RaidCall (ID:4895112) channel for daily discussions, all sorts of gaming, and camaraderie.
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2011 Swing Out Award Finalist – Best Social Organization
2011 Texas Parents Student Enrichment Award
2012 Swing Out Award Finalist – Best Recreational Organization
2012 Swing Out Award Finalist – Best New Organization
2012 Texas Parents Student Enrichment Award
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Check out the community pages for each chapter’s involvement in national competitive gaming leagues including the Collegiate StarLeague (StarCraft II) and IvyLoL (League of Legends).
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