Rudy Adds Vermeersch to Esports Team

Rudy Adds Vermeersch to Esports Team

HARTSVILLE, S.C. - Coker College Director of Esports Joseph Rudy announced the addition of Aden Vermeersch to the 2018-19 roster. Vermeersch joins Michael Ponton, Stephen Gifford-Reis, Justin Steeves, and Madison Schmidt on the esports squad.

"We've had a lot of Overwatch announcements lately, so I am excited that we got another League of Legends player," stated Rudy. "Aden has been playing the game for quite a while and is a high level support main with a wide champion pool. His experience in the game is going to help this team compete at a high level."

Vermeersch is from Hopkinsville, Ky., where he attended Christian County High School. He is the son of Frances and Dan Vermeersch. Aden plans to major in biology while attending Coker and plays in the support position on League of Legends.

About Coker Esports

Gaming is more than a hobby — it represents community, competition, and passion. Accordingly, Coker College is moving to the forefront of collegiate esports with a varsity team under the Coker Athletics department and unparalleled opportunities for students to take their skills to the next level.

Coker College's inaugural varsity esports team will begin DII competition in the fall of 2018. The college is now recruiting talent for the following 2018-19 rosters:

  • League of Legends — a competitive, team-based strategy game

  • Overwatch — a multiplayer game of modern warfare

  • Hearthstone — a fast-paced, turn-based online card game

To learn more, please contact Coker College's Director of Esports, Joseph Rudy or fill out a prospective student-athlete form. Additionally, if you'd like a more detailed description on Coker esports, click here.