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Esports Success at Simpson and Beyond


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Since Hubert Whan Tong established the Simpson varsity Esports team, their success has been nonstop. 

Since May 2021, the team has taken home multiple awards and appeared at the Regional and National level. This year, the team has taken their achievements even further by competing at one of the LAN tournaments, facing nationally ranked college teams. 

Growth and success in Esports did not stop after Simpson for recent grad Megan Grubb ‘21. Megan joined the team in her last semester at Simpson. This was her first time on an Esports team, and she was happy to find Hubert and the team when she did.

“I was so blessed to find out about the Esports club my senior year at Simpson. It was by far my favorite part about college.”

Since graduation, Megan has not stopped pursuing her love for Esports. She has recently joined Team Morph’s Game Changer Valorant roster. The Game Changers program was created to provide opportunities for women and other marginalized genders to compete in Esports. The new role has allowed her to develop her skills while competing in monetized tournaments. Megan hopes to one day to turn Esports into a full career. 

Hubert couldn’t be more excited about Megan’s new venture and the growth of the Esports program. “I’m incredibly proud of the work she’s put in and has definitely earned her spot in the Valorant competitive community.” While at Simpson, Megan was the first woman to join the Simpson Esports team and helped lead the roster to a third-place conference finish. 

The Esports community is going to continue to grow nationally and at Simpson. “Esports is being made into a safe place for all people regardless of their ethnicity or gender which is absolutely amazing.”

Interested in Esports? Learn more about the team at here.