Chad Weeden

  • April 7, 2022

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    The emergence of esports 

    The Rochester Beacon talks to Chad Weeden, director of Esports and CyberSecurity Range, about esports at RIT.

  • September 28, 2020

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    No timeout for RIT Esports during pandemic

    While many college athletics are on a timeout during the pandemic, esports at RIT are plugged in and fully operational. This semester, RIT Esports has student groups playing 15 different competitive games, along with four teams to support esports operations. As teams begin their fall leagues, students are finding different ways to practice and scrimmage in a socially distanced manner.

  • December 16, 2019

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    RIT Esports wins Hearthstone Collegiate Championship

    Students from RIT Esports bested more than 300 teams from across North America to win the 2019 Hearthstone Collegiate Championship Fall Finals on Dec. 14. The RIT student team took home the top trophy and $6,000 in scholarships for playing the digital card game Hearthstone.

  • May 29, 2019

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    RIT experts shine at Rochester’s Light and Sound Interactive Conference June 25-27

    RIT experts will help Rochester push the edge of light- and sound-based technologies at the Light and Sound Interactive conference. The event aims to spur economic growth, as leading technologists and innovators come to Rochester for collaboration on the future of light-and-sound based technologies, applications and emerging industries.

  • May 16, 2019

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    Podcast: Esports Levels Up  

    Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 15: Esports are surging in popularity, and RIT’s collegiate esports teams are making an impact in the growing field. With multiple championships and national rankings under their belt, the Esports program is looking to take things to the next level. Evan Hirsh, president of RIT Esports, talks with the team’s adviser, Chad Weeden, about the rise of competitive video gaming and the university’s teams.