On Sep. 28, Overwatch Competitive Director Matt Smoot will join the elite ranks of Neil Armstrong, Felix Baumgartner and Elon Musk by voyaging over 200,000 light-years through space. His heaven-piercing vehicle: the video game Elite Dangerous.
Frausto is working with UTA Esports to create different fitness programs. He’s developing community programs for losing weight, gaining muscle and any other goal a student may have. He’s also working with varsity esports director Drew Boehm to create an exercise template for competitive teams which should be implemented next semester.
Dukes’s interest in esports began cultivating in middle school, as he got his first taste of competitive gaming through Team Fortress 2. He began competing and practicing with friends, but stopped because his high school had no gaming infrastructure. Then, he found UTA.