Raleigh, N.C. (Dec. 5, 2023) – Wake Tech's League of Legends team captured the National Junior College Athletic Association Premier Series Championship, the third national championship for the college's Esports program.

The Eagles grinded out three wins over a 12-plus hour period in the best of five matches to finish the championship run at 2 a.m. Sunday morning.

In game one, Wake Tech defeated Guilford Tech 3-0. In the second game, Wake Tech won 3-1 over Salt Lake Community College leading to the championship game against Onondaga (NY) Community College. The Eagles defeated the Lakers 3-1 for the NJCAAE title.

"I'm so proud of the students and their accomplishments this season," said Wake Tech Esports Director Patrick McNair. "They came together with a confidence, and a mission that they were the best team and just needed the opportunity to prove it. They deserved to win, and I am excited to see what's next for them."

Previously, the Eagles won the NJCAAE championship in Overwatch in Spring 2021 and captured the Fall 2022 Open Division Rocket League Championship.

Wake Tech's Rocket League team will also be playing for an NJCAAE Premier Series title on Friday, December 8. The Eagles will play Lackawanna (PA) Community College in the Upper Bracket Final. The winner directly advances to the Grand Final Championship.

Media Contact:
Michelle Fauver
Senior Communications Coordinator
Wake Tech Community College

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Press Release: https://waketechsports.com/sports/esports/2023-24/releases