Augusta University senior highlighted in NCAA and Champion Magazine

Aaron Chestnut, a senior at Augusta University, was recently interviewed by the NCAA and Champion Magazine about his role on AU’s League of Legends esport team. The article follows the Peach Belt’s first quarterfinal match, which showed a match-up between Augusta University and Georgia Southwestern.

Describing Chestnut as “arguably his team’s most accomplished player,” the author, Brian Hendrickson, details how Chestnut had been offered a full esports scholarship to Maryville, but ultimately turned it down to continue his computer science degree at Augusta University.

Augusta University went to on to the semifinals after beating Georgia Southwestern.

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This story appeared in the Spring 2018 issue of Champion magazine. Learn more about Chestnut’s time at Augusta University, including that moment he got the call that the university was recruiting a League of Legends team.

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Emily Lacey is a writer in the Division of Communications & Marketing at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-6144 elacey@augusta.edu.

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