Northwood eSports Valorant Team Heading to National Championship

The Northwood University eSports team has qualified to participate in the 2023 Red Bull Collegiate Valorant National Championship in Chicago, Illinois.

Following their world championship title in the 2022 Red Bull Campus Clutch World Final in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the team has also won a number of national championships over the past year. According to Coach Cody Elson, if Northwood’s Valorant team wins at nationals, it will go on to compete for the global title in Istanbul, Turkey on Nov. 19-24.

In addition to earning new titles, Northwood Esports has been nominated for multiple Esports Awards. Voting is now open, and Northwood is nominated in the following categories:

• Institution of the Year

• Program of the Year

• Director of the Year (Cody Elsen)

• Team of the Year

• Student Leader of the Year (Aden Frosch)

• Player of the Year (Ali Salahedin, of Asbury Park, New Jersey, and Hunter McMillan, of Charlotte, North Carolina)

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