1 v 1 Me Bro

This weekend at Montana State University, MSU Hivemind  hosted their first local area network (LAN) event and one versus one tournament. The one versus one tournament was on Saturday, September 17th.

The tournament had about 20 different MSU students participating. The victor of the tournament was Jake “dubbajakeX” Welch. He is a double majoring in Computer Science and Computer Engineering.  As someone who is not good at math, Welch responded to my confusion of “why”, with “the two overlap very closely.” Well, he is still crazy for wanting to do so much math, but more power to him.

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Jake “dubbajakex” Welch

“dubbajakex” has been playing League of Legends for about 6 years now. He has had some times where he plays on and off. However, he has played the jungler role for about 4 years followed up with a couple of years of the ADC role. Although Welch is active in the MSU Hivemind LAN scene, he primarily plays with his friends he says.

His friends are also who got him to start playing.  Now from where he started his pc is “pretty buffed up” or as I described it as a server tower of which a small child could play in.

Overall, Welch seemed to be pleased with the tournament results. “Everyone else began to target ban me” after his first few wins, according to Welch. His main four target bans were Caitlyn, Jhin, Graves, and Illaoi. “If you couldn’t find a way to ban all four, I always got one,” dubbajakex described the banning situation. There were a total of three bans on each side of the tournament.

He and I shared a mutual agreement towards players who picked Caitlyn counters. If you can play Caitlyn well, you can play her against just about every thing in a 1 v 1 tournament style bracket.

However, even though in the light of his win, Welch says  that “if we had more people than just people a part of the school, it would have been a different result.”

His winnings were the typical Riot Games sponsored event winnings: skins, RP, and bragging rights.

GL at the MSU Hivemind’s LAN event on October 22 in SUB 233-s35 starting at noon!





Hi there! My gamer tag for most gaming platforms is QueenHecate. I currently reside in Bozeman, MT. However, I come from Washington. The primary games I play are OverWatch and Assassin’s Creed, but there are plenty more I play.

Many of you are probably asking why Bozeman. Well, I am currently in college at Montana State University. I will be graduating in May 2017 with an English Writing degree. A major focus of my studies have been on gaming — every where from rhetorical studies to script and story writing. There is plenty of interesting things to learn when you have a passion for it. Unlike many other players, I enjoy analyzing the game story in a rhetorical sense that allows me to develop a deeper understanding of what is going on in the game and possibly what is to come. However, I am not as knee deep as some of the programmers who play OverWatch looking for Sombra. I am not that technical savvy. I mean I am an English Major after all.

Overall, I hope to share the many stories of the eSports industry, along with stories of other exciting travels along the west coast. I want to make these people seem more than just gamers that live in their rooms. They are people with a story that is sometimes untold of how they got where they are today. Along with some new interesting information, or stories that I write for games (or novels), or game analyses from events I have attended!