The Local Vibe - August - Milwaukee Esports Alliance
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The Local Vibe – August

The Local Vibe – August

  • Huge congrats to local XP League team, Madison Marvels, who took home the XP League North American Championship in Valorant! (Local athlete, Journey Szudy named Tournament MVP. This is an amazing accomplishment, we can’t wait to see the continued success and growth of this organization.  


  • The first Esports and IT summer camp recently concluded at MPS! This was an excellent team effort between a variety of local partners (New Horizons of WI, MKEA, MPS Foundation and Mike Dahle – to name a few) that saw individuals ranging from middle to school getting foundational skills in the two categories. There is a follow-up cohort taking place in November due to capacity issues and the goal will be to continue to offer programming and opportunities into the future! Take a look at a few of the places the cohort was covered in the local news, below:


  • If you haven’t already, make sure to check out the “2022 Who’s Who in Wisconsin Esports” article that was published this month. The first of it’s kind effort was created to help celebrate schools and organizations who are helping lead the way. 


  • Congratulations to UW-River Falls on the hiring of their first ever esports head coach, Dylan Gentilcore! Read more about his background and the schools future plans below.


  • Congratulations to our monthly winners of the Screamin’ Sicilian Pizza Party Sweepstakes! As a reminder, a local team will be chosen each month to receive up to $150 in pizza and merchandise, courtesy of our partners at Palermo’s/Screamin’ Sicilian. For more details or to enter to win, click here
    • February Winner: Wisconsin Lutheran High School Esports
    • March Winner: Waukesha South High School Esports (Click to see Team Picture)
    • April Winner: Mount Horeb High School Esports 
    • May Winner: Bruce High School Esports
    • June Winner: Elkhorn High School Esports
    • July Winner: Fox Valley Lutheran Esports


  • Don’t forget, if you or someone you know is interested in learning more about IT/Esports, program partner New Horizons has a one of a kind certificate and badging program available to check out! There has been great demand for the program since the beginning of 2022, any questions, please reach out to Abbey Diedrich at New Horizons! (


If you would like to learn more on how to get involved, please email 

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