RIT wins Hearthstone college title at Full Sail

A team from Rochester Institute of Technology in New York took home the fall title in the collegiate championships of Hearthstone, a tournament held at Full Sail University earlier this month.

The online digital collectible card game from Blizzard Entertainment has grown in popularity and drew the top four teams to Winter Park.

In Hearthstone, players build a deck of digital cards that are based in the popular World of Warcraft universe.

Players and teams use cards from their constructed decks to battle those of their opponents, with specific traits of the characters in the card determining who comes out on top.

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FIEA team targets showcase at GDC

A team of FIEA students hope to take their video game, “Malediction,” to the Intel Showcase at Game Developers Conference in March.

The adventure title puts players in the role of a wizard doing battle with his clones.

It was built during the school’s most recent session, which saw students produce four video games.

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Full Sail to host Hearthstone college title meet

The college championship of Blizzard’s esports competition of Hearthstone is coming to The Fortress.

Full Sail University and Blizzard officials announced Friday that the school’s dedicated competitive gaming venue would host the event in Saturday, Dec. 14.

The finals will be played on the newly released Descent of Dragons expansion, which launches Tuesday.

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Mutineers’ Call of Duty roster features most-recent world champion

The Florida Mutineers will have some decorated firepower for the upcoming season of the Call of Duty World League.

Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson, who has earned $1.4 million in Call of Duty World League prize money since July, will lead a squad that also includes a two-time Halo world champion and three Call of Duty veterans.

The team will be led by coach Ricky “Atura” Lugo and general manager Tom “OGRE2” Ryan, who himself has been called the best Halo player of all time.

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