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Members of the Kentucky Wildcats esports team compete in the 2023 Kentucky Overwatch Invitational at The Cornerstone on November 11, 2023. Photo provided by UKY eSports

Bellevue University wins fourth annual esports Overwatch Bluegrass Showdown

Collin Lewis, Esports Beat Reporter March 30, 2024

Kentucky esports hosted 14 teams at The Cornerstone for its fourth Overwatch Bluegrass Showdown on March 24. Bellevue, a first-time attendee of the Overwatch Bluegrass Showdown would go on to be its...

Rob Dillingham smiles while being handed the check after winning the charity matches after the Rob Dillingham vs. Aaron Bradshaw NBA 2K Charity Match on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, at the UKFCU eSports Lounge in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

Rob Dillingham and Aaron Bradshaw face off in charity Esports event

Collin Lewis, Esports Beat Reporter March 1, 2024

While they’re teammates on the hardwood, for one night in The Cornerstone, Kentucky basketball players Rob Dillingham and Aaron Bradshaw were opponents on the digital court. The pair faced off in...

Members of the Kentucky Wildcats esports team compete in the 2023 Kentucky Overwatch Invitational at The Cornerstone on November 11, 2023. Photo provided by UKY eSports

Akron wins Kentucky Esports Bluegrass Boost Battle

Collin Lewis, Esports Beat Reporter March 1, 2024

Kentucky Esports hosted 20 teams for its “Bluegrass Boost Battle,” an intercollegiate Rocket League tournament at The Cornerstone on Feb. 17-18. The tournament started with a qualifying groups stage...

Members of the Kentucky Wildcats esports team compete in the 2023 Kentucky Overwatch Invitational at The Cornerstone on November 11, 2023. Photo provided by UKY eSports

Maryville University wins Overwatch Fall Invitational over Kentucky Esports

Collin Lewis, Reporter November 28, 2023

The University of Kentucky esports team hosted 16 teams for its Overwatch Fall Invitational at The Cornerstone on Nov. 11. The tournament consisted of two brackets with 16 rounds in the winner’s bracket...

Members of the Kentucky Wildcats eSports team take on Kennesaw State in the first round of the 2023 Kentucky Overwatch LAN at The Cornerstone on April 2, 2023. UK won 2-0. | Photo provided by UKY eSports

King University wins Kentucky Esports Bluegrass Boost Battle

Collin Lewis, Esports Reporter October 12, 2023

Kentucky Esports hosted 20 teams for its “Bluegrass Boost Battle,” an intercollegiate Rocket League tournament at The Cornerstone on Oct. 7-8. The tournament started with a qualifying groups stage...

Members of the Kentucky Wildcats eSports team take on Kennesaw State in the first round of the 2023 Kentucky Overwatch LAN at The Cornerstone on April 2, 2023. UK won 2-0. | Photo provided by UKY eSports

Esports officers at Kentucky look toward future of organization

Collin Lewis, Reporter September 18, 2023

Since its inception in 2018, the Kentucky Esports program has grown exponentially. This is, in large part, thanks to the students who make up the officers of the club, both past and present, who hope...

Members of the Kentucky Wildcats eSports team take on Kennesaw State in the first round of the 2023 Kentucky Overwatch LAN at The Cornerstone on April 2, 2023. UK won 2-0. | Photo provided by UKY eSports

Kentucky eSports eliminated in round three as Maryville wins Overwatch LAN

Collin Lewis, Reporter April 12, 2023

Kentucky eSports hosted 16 teams for its “Overwatch LAN” tournament at The Cornerstone on April 2. The tournament consisted of two brackets with 16 rounds played in the winner’s bracket and 14...

The gamers lounge, consisting of an Xbox, PS4, Nintendo Switch and 50 gaming computers, is now open in the new Cornerstone building on the corner of S Limestone and Winslow St on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, at The Cornerstone in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff.

CVLY Roger wins Kentucky ESports’ 71st edition of “Don’t Get Tilted Super Smash Bros Tournament”

Collin Lewis, Reporter March 10, 2023

Kentucky ESports hosted 33 players for a “Super Smash Bros.” tournament at The Cornerstone on March 6. The tournament consisted of two brackets with 34 rounds played in the winner’s bracket and...

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