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TXWES Esports brings home first national championship

04.29.2021 | By: Texas Wesleyan University

Senior history major Jacob Williams is getting ready to graduate and head to law school. But before that, he brought an esports national championship to TXWES.

On April 24, Williams, TXWES’s FIFA team captain and coach, defeated the player representative from Old Dominion University (VA) two games to none to win the National Association of Collegiate Esports FIFA Xbox national championship. It’s the program’s first national championship. The program had won a regional FIFA title in spring 2019.

The championship final had more than 123,000 views online. Check it out above.

Williams had a season that Esports program director Eugene Frier called “incredible” as he reached number four on the FIFA Xbox Online Seasons ranking. That includes players all around the world, not just on the collegiate level.

Along with many aspects of life over the past year, the team contended with issues caused by COVID-19. Its team roster was cut down and the entire FIFA team’s operations were moved virtually. But the team was able to improve their skills through games with other online players.

After graduation, Jacob plans to attend Washington University Law School and he also recently became engaged.

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