The Ringling Rollers, Ringling College of Art and Design’s esports team, continued their success from the fall semester by winning another league title.
“They improved in every game they played and have made tremendous strides in the past two years while doing it all virtually,” said E Ramey, director of Recreation and Wellness for Ringling College and esports team advisor.
The 2023 Ringling Rollers JV Smash Champions are:
|Name||Major||Graduation Year||Gamer Tag|
|Josh Chester||Computer Animation||2027||Juji|
|Keven Carrion||Visual Studies||2024||SpicyIce28|
|Aquiles Ortega||Creative Writing||2025||Sunny|
In addition, the Ringling Rollers varsity Valorant team recorded their longest winning streak this season by winning four in a row.
“In just a few short weeks, the real fun and process begins,” Ramey continued. “The Ringling Rollers varsity arena will be opening at the end of June and will be the first step in showcasing the future of esports at Ringling College. Our arena will feature 10 max-power computer gaming set-ups, four console setups, lounge furniture, and surrounding video viewing and streaming capabilities. I am excited to see the growth of this program and the growth of the student’s ability when the practices begin. The Rollers are rising!”
According to Nick DeAngelis, head coach for the Ringling Rollers, “It’s been amazing to see the growth and success of the program in such a short time. These students have been working hard, both in the classroom, and on their skills in-game, and this season’s success was a huge reward for their hard work.”
NACE Star League bracket chart showcasing Ringling’s Smash JV team’s journey to victory, dominating DEGAF5 SS and MDC White SSBU to take the championship.