Inaugural esports team ready for battle

September 23, 2020

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Following two days of competitive tryouts during the first week of September, the inaugural UNT Dallas Trailblazer Esports team has been selected and is ready to roll. UNT Dallas will compete against collegiate Esports squads throughout Texas and the nation in the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE).

The team will compete in Overwatch during the fall and transition to Fortnite in the spring. The action has already started with two preseason matchups this week. League play begins on Monday, Sept. 28. Matches will be held every Monday and Thursday. The top four teams in each group will advance to a playoff. Follow all the action on our Twitch channel



Meet the inaugural UNT Dallas Esports team members:

Overwatch Team

  • Rueben Miranda, Senior
  • Osvaldo Rojas, Junior
  • Trevis Loree, Grad student
  • Dominic Belcher, Senior
  • Alejandro Nava, Senior
  • Josh Berrios, Grad student
  • Ben Stafford, Freshman
  • Truong Hoang, Senior

Fortnite Team

  • Kyan Blakely, Senior

Coach: Caleb Simmons; Esports Director: Kevin Rocha; Operations Director/Esports Advisor:Patrick Holler; Faculty Advisor: Dr. Aaron Bartula. For more information, contact