The Crescent

GFU Gamers Unite

October 23, 2013

Gamers of George Fox University may now find likeminded communities as students have began gathering together over the video game, “League of Legends.”

“We are mostly just people who enjoy playing, watching, and talking about the game,” says sophomore mechanical engineering major Kyle Harris.

Upon successfully hosting a “League of Legends” tournament on the campus of GFU in spring 2013, senior Alex Crawford and Kyle Harris were determined to keep the GFU gamer community together.

“We continued to meet in the Bruin Den every Friday night,” says Harris. “And ended up deciding to invite anyone else who played to come join us.”

After weeks of unofficial meetings, the gaming community started to take form as players spent over seven hours a week together, playing, discussing and debating the game.

“Usually we’re there from about 4:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m,” says Harris, “talking about what things in the game are good or bad, what we think the game should change or fix, etc.  It’s fun to bounce my ideas off of the other group members.”

Though the gaming community has yet to achieve official GFU club status, talk of such actions and a second “League of Legends” tournament are currently in the works.

“I would love to see our group grow and thrive,” says Harris.

The gaming group does not discriminate against any particular type of student. The unofficial GFU gamer club welcomes anyone with an interest in getting involved or learning more about the “League of Legends” as a new member.

“If any of what I’ve said has sounded fun to you come hang out with us on Friday!” says Harris. “As the saying goes, the more the merrier!”

For more information on meeting times or to find out how you can be involved contact Harris at

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