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Tune in every weeknight to the University of Utah Esports Twitch stream and you can catch players from universities across the Pacific-12 conference competing in League of Legends, Hearthstone and Rocket League.

It is the first league of its kind, an organisation bringing together schools from a major conference for esports competitions. The Pacific Alliance of Collegiate Gamers, or PACG, a unique student-operated organisation, has been in the midst of its first season since the spring semester opened and will culminate in a conference tournament this April.

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Over the past few years, we've seen a remarkable rise in the popularity of competitive gaming. The fighting game community gets bigger and bigger; the Dota 2 International's prize pool is almost up to $US10 million; and League of Legends remains one of the biggest games around.