Concord Esports Claims Call of Duty Tourney Championship

ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord Esports captured a major win during the recent Call of Duty competitive season. CU’s Call of Duty Maroon Team took first place in the Tespa Fall Collegiate Cold War 4v4 tournament. The victory earned the team a total of $7,500 which will be split between five players.

Players on the championship team are Captain Jamie “Megatron” Nickell, a junior from Lewisburg, W.Va.; Bennett “ReDChase” Daffron, a sophomore from McKenzie, Tenn.; Andrew “Crooked” Thompson, a junior from Prince George, Va.; Zachary “Trauma” Roney, a sophomore from Virginia Beach, Va.; and Niko “Paralyxsis” Thibeault, a sophomore from Waterford, Conn.

“We are hoping to carry this momentum forward as we compete in the spring season of the CCL and have a repeat of our success from last season of CCL but this time finish on top in the first place. Thanks to our sponsor HyperX for helping to supply us with great headsets that helped us take this win.”

Austin Clay, CU Esports Head Coach

Clay said Concord dropped only three maps in total during the tournament with a final score of 3-1.

Since beginning competition in the fall of 2019, Concord Esports has made a mark as a powerhouse in national collegiate play. Concord University holds the distinction of being the first public college or university in West Virginia to offer varsity esports to its students.

For additional information about esports at Concord University, please visit and click on Student Life, then Esports.

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Sarah M. Pritchett
Concord University
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