Limestone's Esports Team To Compete In New Conference This Fall

Charles Wyatt
Esports Training Room

Limestone University’s esports program, which gets its Fall 2021 season underway on Tuesday, Oct. 5, against Clemson University, will soon be competing in a new conference made up of teams from across the Carolinas.

The new Carolinas Conference, operated by the Mainstage Collegiate Esports Association (MCEA), will be broken into two divisions, with the South Division consisting of the Saints, along with Clemson, Converse University, College of Charleston, Columbia International University, Lander University, and USC Sumter.

The North Division will be comprised of Chowan University, East Carolina University, Lees-McRae University, St. Andrews University, Queens University of Charlotte, Winthrop University, UNC Charlotte, and UNC Greensboro.

According to Limestone head coach Zach Lewis, Limestone currently has a 14-match Carolinas Conference schedule set for this fall, with other non-conference matches expected to be added.

For those conference showdowns, the Saints will be competing in both Rocket League and Valorant. Lewis said the new conference might also compete in Super Smash Brothers.

All Limestone esports matches will be streamed live HERE

Below is Limestone’s fall Carolinas Conference schedule. Each match will begin at 7 p.m.

Limestone University Esports Fall 2021 Carolinas Conference Schedule:

  • 10/5 vs. Clemson
  • 10/7 vs. Converse
  • 10/12 vs. Lander
  • 10/14 vs. USC Sumter
  • 10/19 vs. College of Charleston
  • 10/21 vs. Columbia International
  • 10/26 vs. Newberry
  • 10/28 vs. Clemson
  • 11/2 vs. Converse
  • 11/4 vs. Lander
  • 11/9 vs. USC Sumter
  • 11/11 vs. College of Charleston
  • 11/16 vs. Columbia International
  • 11/18 vs. Newberry

“We’re very excited about this new conference affiliation and we are looking forward to competing this fall,” Lewis said. “With our scholarship offerings, high end computers, and extensive coaching, we fully expect that Limestone’s program will most certainly send waves throughout our nation's collegiate esports scene.”

For more information on the Saints esports program, and to view the Saints’ roster, click HERE. Along with competitive varsity and junior varsity squads, Limestone offers a recreational gaming club that has access to the University’s state-of-the-art gaming lab and lounge.

Lewis, a former esports player and coach at the Oklahoma State University, was hired in 2020 to develop and coach Limestone’s new cutting-edge program.

The goal of Mainstage Collegiate Esports Association is to establish a region-focused approach that will allow the MCEA to successfully grow into a nationally competitive organization.