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Manchester esports Smash to compete for national cup

The Great Lakes champion Manchester University Esports Smash team is taking its talents to Atlanta, Georgia, to compete in the Collegiate Esports Commissioners Cup.

Key players from the Spartans Super Smash Brothers Ultimate team will battle 16 of the best programs from across the country in person May 7 and 8.

Collegiate Esports Commissioner’s Cup, in partnership with the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks, the NBA G League’s College Park Skyhawks, Atlanta Esports Alliance and Skillshot Media, will take place at the iconic Gateway Center Arena.

The largest collegiate esports live event ever, it will offer also intense competition across Overwatch® Rocket League, NBA 2K and Valorant. Coverage of the event will be broadcast on ESPORTSU’s Twitch channel and linear esports channel ESTV.

For the third time in a row, Manchester University Esports Super Smash Bros. Ultimate team brought home the Great Lakes Esports Conference (@GLEC_GG) championship this spring.

“This tournament is like a ‘tournament of champions’ from all the other Smash conferences in the country. We got invited by winning GLEC,” said Garrett "toweroftoast" Schieferstein, director of esports at Manchester.

Because of the high cost of travel, he said, Manchester could send only four players: August Elliott, Collin Eastman, James Walsh and Savion Hunter.

Follow Manchester Esports on Twitter at @MU_esport. To learn more about the program, contact

Scholarships at are available at Manchester for League of Legends, Rocket League, Super Smash Bros., Fortnite, Overwatch and Valorant.See more on the esports page.

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In the group composite, they are from left: (top) Collin Eastman, James Walsh (bottom) August Elliott, Savion Hunter.

Full Smash roster and photo

  • James Walsh, Sophomore, Peru, IN
  • Collin Eastman, Sophomore, Kewanee, IL
  • August Elliott, Sophomore, Wabash, IN
  • Alex Stefanatos, Senior, North Manchester, IN
  • Bryce Morales, Senior, Estero, FL
  • Savion Hunter, Sophomore, Phenix City, AL
  • Mitch Manns, First Year, North Manchester, IN
  • Josh Lee, First Year, Wyandotte, MI
  • Trent Delliquadri, First Year, Chesterton, IN
  • Duncan Burns, First Year, Walkerton, IN
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