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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.

FALL 2020 HIGHLIGHTS

  • 42 universities and colleges

  • 5 tournaments

  • 45 hours of broadcast

  • 2min 15secs longest single match

  • $23K 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

  • Catawba College

  • Champlain College

  • Cogswell University of Silicon Valley

  • 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

  • Mississippi State University

  • Missouri Baptist University

  • Montclair State University

  • New York Institute of Technology

  • Northern Illinois University

  • Ohio Northern University

  • Oregon Institute of Technology

  • Pennsylvania State University

  • Rochester Institute of Technology

  • Rocky Mountain College Billings

  • Rutgers the State University of New Jersey

  • 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 Albany

  • University of California Irvine

  • University of Houston

  • University of Illinois

  • University of Oklahoma

  • University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • University of Texas Arlington

  • University of Texas Austin

  • University of Texas Dallas

  • University of Texas San Antonio

  • Registered Student Gaming Association at University of Washington

  • University of Wisconsin Madison

  • University Students Council of Western

  • United States Military Academy West Point

  • Utah State University

  • Utica College

  • Video Game Tournament Club University of Delaware

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

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KIERNAN ENSOR

President | G3 Collegiate

Kiernan Ensor is a college sports professional with a love for esports. Kiernan joins G3 after spending the last two years as Esports coordinator at Canisius College. In this capacity, Kiernan oversaw the construction of the on-campus esports lab, managed team rosters and league affiliations, served as head coach of all esports teams, and served as the main point of contact for all esports recruitment activity and communications. During his time at Canisius Kiernan grew the program from eight students and one team to over seventy-five students on eight teams and one ECAC Championship.

In addition to his duties at Canisius, Kiernan also served as the Esports consultant and advisor to various institutions and organizations. In this role Kiernan worked with the Electronic Gaming Federation and ECAC and served as esports consultant for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), Atlantic-10, and the America East Conference. Kiernan oversaw the launch of the MAAC’s esports initiative for over three years and grew it from a pilot program to an official MAAC sponsored sport. While working with the ECAC Kiernan served as the Director of Hv Gamer Con 2019 held at the Albany. Kiernan worked with the State of New York to secure a $157,000 grant to host Hv Gamer Con. Over 2200 people attended over the course of the two-day event. Prior to working in esports Kiernan worked in traditional collegiate sports. He previously served as director of championships and special events at the MAAC where he served as director for three MAAC championships and manage the MAAC Disney relationship. 

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.

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.

GREG WINTERBURN

Media and Financial Development

Greg Winterburn is a rising senior at Rowan University, focusing on completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. Although early in his career, he is proud to have worked with Fabbietti, Hale, Hammerstedt, & Powers, PA, gaining hands-on experience across the finance industry with a particular focus on business planning and media involvement.

 

Greg is excited to combine his love of esports, which he sees as the future of day-to-day sports entertainment in America, with the power of solid financial development strategies.

 

As the youngest member of our team, Greg brings a fresh perspective to our operations and the evolving esports demographic. At G3, he will focus on social media and audience engagement while also being involved in financial operations.