Northwood University will represent the United States in the 2023 Collegiate Rocket League Planet Championship Series in Dallas, Texas.

“The planet championship will consist of the very best Rocket League teams from 16 nations, with the United States obtaining 3 added spots and Canada obtaining two added spots,” explained Esports Coach Cody Elsen. “Both of the Northwood Rocket League teams have certified for the planet championship, so two out of the 3 U.S. teams will be from right here in Midland, Michigan.”

Esports is an umbrella for several competitive games, equivalent to how a university’s athletics division is an umbrella to quite a few standard competitive sports. So Rocket League is to an esports plan what baseball is like to a university’s athletics plan.

Final summer season, a Northwood Esports group brought household the Collegiate Rocket League planet title. It was Northwood Esports’ initially planet title. In December, Northwood won the Valorant planet championship.

“To have a group qualify to compete at the international level is amazing — to have two qualify is astonishing,” Elsen stated. “We are beyond proud of these really hard-functioning, committed players.”

The following students are on the qualifying Northwood Blue group:

• Alexander Che — Houston, Texas

• Hunter Woitas — Tucson, Arizona

• Stephen Hoelbinger — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The following players are on the Northwood White group:

• Aaron Cadiz — Newark, New Jersey
• Zander Shah — Newton, Pennsylvania
• Carter Tschumper — Menomonie, Wisconsin

On March 1, Northwood White joined Northwood Blue in qualifying for the planet championship just after defeating West Virginia University reside in front of 15,000 viewers.

“We invite Michigan higher schoolers to come meet with these exceptional players — and additional from Northwood Esports — for the duration of a March 22 Esports Open Property,” Elsen stated.

The March 22 occasion is totally free and will give higher schoolers a likelihood to play with Northwood players in the Northwood Esports coaching facility. To register, take a look at

For additional facts about Northwood’s Esports, take a look at

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