Winning the AcadArena Alliance League isn’t the only thing on Viridis Arcus’ agenda this season. For this group of students from De La Salle University, leaving a legacy and paving the way for the future of LaSsallian esports is just as important.
Viridis Arcus, whose name comes from the Latin term of “Green Archers”, won the LoL Collegiate League Metro West championship back in 2017, and participated in LoL Varsity League 2018 Spring. Both leagues were the spiritual predecessors of AcadArena.
“While the school did endorse us during our LoL Varsity League run in 2018, we are yet to be considered an official organization,” says team veteran Adrian Tolentino.
Not to mention, most of the players from their roster have already graduated. That leaves the organization with a majority of freshman students making up the numbers.
“We didn't really know how to introduce esports into the campus, so when AcadArena reached out to us, we felt so happy and grateful to be able to participate in the alliance and hopefully leave an esports scene behind for the newer batch of aspiring students,” Tolentino recalls.
“Working with AcadArena has been a pleasant experience so far since,” he adds. “A lot of members in the Alliance are people who have supported me ever since I started competing in the collegiate scene in 2018.”
For Tolentino, winning the AcadArena Alliance League with a team of young bloods isn’t the only legacy he wants to leave. He wants to fortify the future of the LaSallian esports by getting the university to recognize Viridis Arcus as an official organization.
And in his words, “Everything else will follow eventually after that.”
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