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Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference Expands to 18 Schools, Readies Fall 2023 Launch
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Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference Expands to 18 Schools, Readies Fall 2023 Launch

The collegiate league founded by Game Gym will hold season-long competitions in Rocket League, VALORANT, Overwatch 2, and League of Legends

WASHINGTON D.C. –  The Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference’s (MAEC) Fall 2023 season will be its biggest yet with 18 schools participating across four titles. For the first time ever, the conference will also hold its end-of-season championship tournament live at District E in Washington, D.C.

The MAEC launched in 2021 as a collegiate conference for schools in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. With this season’s expansion into Delaware and Pennsylvania, the MAEC will have teams across four states and Washington, D.C. 

“We’re thrilled to see the growth in the MAEC this year,” Game Gym CEO and MAEC co-founder Josh Hafkin said. “With more teams and a larger end-of-season championship, we look forward to the MAEC being the hub of collegiate esports in the region.” 

This year Game Gym’s Winter Games, including the MAEC’s end-of-season playoffs, will be held live at District E on December 2-3, the flagship esports venue in the District. The expanded event at District E will bring more exposure to MAEC student-athletes and schools. The Winter Games will also raise money for Children’s National Hospital’s Extra Life Foundation for the third straight year.

“To have the opportunity to compete at one of the largest esports venues in the region is invaluable for our student-athletes,” Radford University Esports Director and MAEC Board Member Doug Benedict said. “This year the competition will be tougher with the addition of several new schools, and we’re excited to see new rivalries develop.” 

This year, MAEC member schools are American University, Bridgewater College, Bryant & Stratton College, Capital Technology University, Catholic University, George Mason University, Howard Community College, Mount St. Mary’s University, Northern Virginia Community College, Old Dominion University, PennWest University, Radford University, Randolph College, Randolph-Macon College, Shenandoah University, University of Delaware, University of Mary Washington, and Virginia Commonwealth University. 

The fall MAEC season kicks off on October 3, 2023, with matches at 8:00 p.m. EST four nights a week. Overwatch 2 matches are on Tuesdays, Rocket League on Wednesdays, VALORANT on Thursdays, and League of Legends on Saturdays. View Season 6 weekly broadcast schedule.

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