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E-Sports athletes now part of Kodiaks program at Lethbridge College

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – Lethbridge College is building on its history of adopting the most leading-edge technology, welcoming e-sports athletes into the Kodiaks family.

This semester, serious gamers are encouraged to join the e-sports team and compete in the newly-formed Canadian Collegiate Esports League against 20 other institutions across Canada.

There’ll be a dedicated practice space at the college and Kodiaks e-sports student-athletes will be able to enjoy all the same benefits as other student-athletes, as well.

“Gaming is a passion for so many people, and we’re excited to create a space for gamers to play together, whether they’re just looking for some casual fun or want to compete at a higher level,” says Allyson Cikor, an instructor in the Virtual and Augmented Reality program who will serve as the coach of the Kodiaks e-sports team.

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Competitors will compete in a variety of games, such as Rocket League, League of Legends and Super Smash Bros.

Recreational tournaments and intramural leagues, put on by the students’ association, are also open to more casual gamers.

Those interested in learning more can check out the LC eSports Discord.

(With files from Lethbridge College)

 

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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