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HU Storm ranked fourth in ESPN's top 25 for esports

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Harrisburg University and the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts hosted the first-ever HUE Festival in September.
Harrisburg University and the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts hosted the first-ever HUE Festival in September. - (Photo / )

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has one of the top-rated collegiate esports teams in the country, according to ESPN.

The sports company on Wednesday released its first-ever top 25 list for college-level League of Legends programs. League of Legends is a multiplayer battle-arena video game.

The HU Storm came in at No. 4 on the ESPN list.

The top three spots on the ESPN list went to the University of California-Irvine, Maryville University and Columbia College.

In September, HU hosted the HUE Festival, the largest collegiate esports tournament to date, with 32 teams competing in League of Legends and Overwatch, a team-based multiplayer video game. 

Maryville University, which is in St. Louis, won the festival's Overwatch tournament. Columbia College, based in Columbia, Missouri, won the League of Legends tournament.

HU finished second in both events.

Since the HUE Festival, HU has opened a new practice facility for the Storm at Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts. The team, founded last year, also has been beefing up its coaching staff.

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Jason Scott covers state government, real estate and construction, media and marketing, and Dauphin and Cumberland counties. Have a tip or question for him? Email him at jscott@cpbj.com. Follow him on Twitter, @JScottJournal.

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