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CONFERENCE ONE

Conference One is a college varsity esports organization, powered by community and driven by elite competition.

 

Where players matter and competition matters.

2020-2021 HIGHLIGHTS

  • 75 participating universities and colleges

  • 10 tournaments

  • 173 hours of high quality broadcasts

  • 500k Twitter impressions

  • $43K awarded in scholarships

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SPRING 2021 VALORANT 

VALORANT competition is here! Over 40+ colleges and universities across the United States are participating in CF1's Spring Tournament.

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

  • Ball State University

  • Boise State University

  • Butler University

  • Cal Poly Pomona

  • Catawba College

  • Champlain College

  • Clemson University

  • Cogswell University of Silicon Valley

  • Colorado University Boulder

  • DePaul University

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  • Georgia Institute of Technological University

  • Grand Canyon University

  • Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

  • Indiana University 

  • Kennesaw State University

  • Kilgore College 

  • Liberty University

  • Limestone university

  • Michigan State University

  • Mississippi State University

  • Missouri Baptist University

  • Montclair State University

  • New York Institute of Technology

  • Niagara University

  • Northern Illinois University

  • Ohio Northern University

  • Oklahoma City University

  • Oregon Institute of Technology

  • Oregon State University

  • Pennsylvania State University

  • Rochester Institute of Technology

  • Rocky Mountain College Billings

  • Rutgers the State University of New Jersey

  • Ryerson University

  • Saint Louis University

  • San Jose State University

  • Seattle University

  • Seneca College

  • Slippery Rock University
  • Spring Hill College

  • St. John's University

  • Stockton University

  • Syracuse University

  • Texas AM

  • Towson University

  • University of Akron

  • University of Alabama 

  • University of Albany

  • University of California Berkeley

  • University of California Irvine

  • University of Delaware

  • University of Houston

  • University of Illinois

  • University of Kentucky 

  • University of North Alabama 

  • University of North Florida

  • University of North Texas

  • University of Oklahoma

  • University of Oregon

  • University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

  • University of South Dakota

  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • University of Texas Austin

  • University of Texas Dallas

  • University of Texas San Antonio

  • University of Washington

  • University of Waterloo

  • University of Wisconsin Madison

  • United States Military Academy West Point

  • Utah State University

  • Utica College

  • Virginia Tech

  • Western University

  • Wichita State University

MEDIA

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CF1 Valorant Group Tournament Highlights

Interview with Kiernan Ensor, CF1 President

CF1 Match of the Day Highlights

CF1 Longest Valorant Match

CONFERENCE ONE TEAM

  • Twitter
  • YouTube
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RIC SERRITELLA

Commissioner | G3 Collegiate

A media maven with two decades of experience, Serritella has helped launch the YES Network, helped create the fiber-optic infrastructure for MLB Network, served as executive producer for NBC Sports, launched the Wall Street Journal YouTube Channel and is the creator of NFL Draft Bible on Sports Illustrated, part of the All Access Football Network.

 

Ric began the independent scouting service NFL Draft Bible as a publication in 2002. It is now used by all 32 NFL teams and has evolved it into an online scouting resource that reaches millions of people each month. The NFL Draft Bible network extends to professional football leagues all over the world and includes general managers, executives, scouts, coaches, agents, trainers, advisors, along with other media outlets and Draftniks

 

As an early adaptor to technology, Ric produced the first ever livestream video show and live podcast on location from the NFL Draft.

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SCOTT ZACKMAN

Esports Operations Manager

Scott Zackman started his esports career in 2016 as an executive board member at Rutgers Esports. Originally the President and Coordinator for the 2016 Rutgers Overwatch team, this team nearly went undefeated in their inaugural season and only fell in the semi-finals of the Tespa Collegiate Championship in San Diego, California. Scott also started and ran the first Rutgers Esports Summit in 2016 for the 15-member executive board to draft a formal constitution and expand upon goals and ideas for the future of the organization.During his role as Competitive Director at Rutgers Esports in 2018-2019 he worked alongside his fellow directors and officers to further develop the organization through strong leadership and careful guidance. Scott oversaw the 120+ competitive players across multiple titles and teams and was involved on the board of directors of the program. Scott was also involved in consulting with Rutgers University about the creation of the Rutgers Esports LAN center.Currently, Scott has been focusing on the scholastic-to-professional pipeline through active community discussion online and at various events through panel involvement and presentations at locations like the CSL Grand Finals and DreamHack Atlanta. He advises the current Rutgers Esports program and has created and will continue to develop Scarlet Esports, a collegiate esports alumni association that will help build a network for collegiate esports alumni and current members of the esports industry.

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LAWRENCE SHEN

Production and Recruitment Lead

Lawrence Shen is a motivated professional with expertise in areas such as entrepreneurship, marketing, and sales. Able to effectively communicate in both English and conversational in Mandarin. He worked in areas including CBD, credit card processing(merchant services), web/app development, product manufacturing/packaging, venture capital, and esports.

 

Throughout his journey, he has worked with various esports companies. In 2019, he joined BitGamer, a decentralized esports platform where gamers earn crypto while playing their favorite video games. As their Discord Moderator, he oversaw members' behavior and provided feedback back to the community team. In the same year, he also joined the HyperX Field Testing group as a Product Tester, testing multiple products before launch.

 

Lawrence also worked with collegiate leagues such as CSL and NACL. During his time with CSL, he assisted CSL’s booth at 2019 ESPN's Collegiate Esports Championships event, organized and administrated the Street Fighter V tournaments. At NACL, he served many roles such as University Recruiter, Partnerships and Sponsorships Coordinator, Game License Coordinator, Show Producer & Editor, Broadcast Director, Buyer, Pricing Manager, and Translator. During his time with NACL, he developed opportunities for leads in the U.S. and Asia. He is proud and excited to pursue his passion for esports with G3 Esports as their Production and Recruitment Lead for Conference One Esports.

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ZACK PATRAW

Online Media Producer

As the President of The NFL Draft Bible on Sports Illustrated, Zack has a passion for covering and evaluating NFL prospects and talent. His career in writing started with covering fantasy football content for FFD260.

 

He has covered the Minnesota Vikings for “The Last Word on Sports” and “The Viking Age”. Zack founded the website “The Dynasty Draft Room” where his talent expanded into designing websites, editing content, operating all aspects of affiliate websites, as well as creating content for NFL Draft prospects. 

 

Personally, Zack resides in Minnesota with his beautiful wife and three kids; Trey loves playing football and going hunting, Ella loves getting dressed up and loves animals, and Meelah loves just hanging out with Dad while he works and listening/singing to music.