Rochester Institute of Technology

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Rochester Institute of Technology
University Information
Location: Rochester, New York
Club Name: RIT Esports
Club President: Evan "evanextreme" Hirsh
Organization Type: Official Student Club
Esports Supported: Counter Strike: Global Offensive
Dota 2
Heroes of the Storm
League of Legends
Rainbow 6: Siege
Rocket League
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. 4
StarCraft II
Number of Members:
Social Media & Links
Created: December 5th, 2016 (Officially Recognized)
Disbanded: }}


Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is a private doctoral university within the town of Henrietta in the Rochester, New York metropolitan area. RIT is composed of nine academic colleges, including the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. It is most widely known for its fine arts, computing, engineering, and imaging science programs; several fine arts programs routinely rank in the national "Top 10" according to US News & World Report.

RIT Esports was founded by Peter "XenosKing" Lam, Evan "evanextreme" Hirsh, Joe "Gladdstone" Farrell, Andy "WexAndywn" Kukielka, and Chad Weeden in the summer of 2016. The organization initially had two teams - a Heroes of the Storm and an Overwatch team - which were formed in order to compete in Tespa's Heroes of the Dorm and Tespa Collegiate Series, respectively. With heavy efforts from members of RIT Esports, esports were integrated into RIT's intramural program for the fall 2016 semester, beginning with Heroes of the Storm and rotating each following semester.

Additional teams were rapidly added or integrated into RIT Esports. A Rocket League team was created in November of 2016, with a Dota 2 team following shortly after. Teams for League of Legends, StarCraft II, and Counter Strike: Global Offensive had independently existed before the creation of RIT Esports, and joined the organization near the end of 2016. RIT Esports was officially recognized as a club by RIT on December 5th.



Username Name Position
USA evanextreme Evan Hirsh President
USA Gladdstone Joe Farrell Vice President
USA Infiltrator Tyler Prince Secretary
USA sanityOptional Hillary Li Treasurer
USA Cinnabun Ron Dodge Production Director
USA NeilBeforeMe Neil Hiranandani Tech Director
USA portdogg Porter Withers Community Director
USA Chad Chad Weeden Faculty Advisor

Player Rosters

DotA 2

Username Name Position
USA Eradicate Carter Kerstetter D1 - 1 - Co-Captain
USA Evadin Will Dickinson D1 - 2 - Captain
USA Ritz Jazib Rao D1 - 3
USA Doggie Reed Cogliano D1 - 4
USA Wert Nicholas Giordano D1 - 5
USA Zanthous Benjamin Morgan D1 - Sub
USA Draken John Hsiao D2A - 1 - Captain
USA Zathura Ricky D2A - 2
USA Kirby David Liu D2A - 3/4
USA Cich Rhigga Randy Nguyen D2A - 3/4
USA Gariyuu Sam D2A - 5
USA tolan Leif Harrigan D2B - 1
USA Rainboomer Jarod Ripper D2B - 2
USA Sadboyz Khang Tran D2B - 3
USA Jermamic Christopher D2B - 4 - Captain
USA baconeh Chris Piccoli D2B - 5
USA Sizzle Sam Belisle Manager

League of Legends

Username Name Position
USA JustWu Justin Wu D1 Top
USA Machines67 Bryan Camp D1 Top
USA Infiltrator Tyler Prince D1 Jungle
USA Dispel Andy Ong D1 Mid
USA StaTiiK Austin Simmons D1 ADC
USA Kizeme Quinn White D1 Support
USA Ngame Ben Catalano Manager


Username Name Position
USA frevan Freddy Stock D1 Captain
USA Wefflez Simon Demirjian D1 Starter
USA Hirschy Ryan Hirschman D1 Starter
USA Cooptah Cooper Farrar D1 Starter
USA Gronk Paul Gronski D2 Starter
USA WhatBrownies Jake Benabe D2 Starter
USA Denethor2nd Sam Davis Analyst
USA EpiChlo Bryson McIver Coach
USA Dum Connor Dudarchik Manager

Rainbow Six: Siege

Username Name Position
USA Quetzle Conor Lilley D1
USA Portable Dante Nardo D1
USA omgimanerd Alvin Lin D1
USA AtomicW4fle Jake O'Neil D1
USA Kobe_Grind Jakob Krauze D1
USA Rocket Will White D1
USA Lameniac Darius James Manager

Super Smash Bros. 4

Username Name Position
USA Deotay Steven Ma D1 Captain
USA Nerfan Jeremy Lefurge D1 Manager
USA Lykos Hansoo Lee D1
USA BlankZero Olujimi Comedy D1
USA Anomaly Alexander Chan D1
USA Chrininja Christopher Lawrence Sub
USA Chres Christopher Chaffin Sub

University Achievements

  • 2018
In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2018-4-29 A11st 2017-18 Collegiate Star League Playoffs 2 : 0 University of California, Davislogo std.png University of California, Davis $10,000
2018-4-14 A22nd 2018 AVGL Playoffs 0 : 3 University of British Columbialogo std.png University of British Columbia $3,000
2018-4-12 A99 - 16th Heroes of the Dorm 2018 1 : 2 University of North Texaslogo std.png University of North Texas ---


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