Riot Scholastic Association of America

The governing body of College and High School League of Legends and VALORANT in North America


Our Mission

Govern varsity competition for Riot’s games and foster the development of gaming as a meaningful and complementary part of the high school and college experiences.


Our Pillars


Our Staff


Matt Nausha

Head of Amateur and Scholastic

Matt Nausha leads Riot Games’ Amateur and Scholastic Esports efforts in North America, including college, high school, and semi-pro competitions. He is also an an instructor at UCI as part of their esport certificate program.

He most recently served as the Head of Esports for Counter Logic Gaming. Matt is also experienced in the college athletics governance space, having served as co-commissioner of the Southern California Collegiate Volleyball League.

He holds an MA and BA from Azusa Pacific University.



J.T. Vandenbree

Operations and Championships Lead

J.T. Vandenbree leads league operations and championships for RSAA and is responsible for the long-term structure, rules, and format of the college season.

He brings lessons learned from ten years of esports experience organizing international, professional, developmental, and amateur competitions.

He is an alumnus of the University of California, San Diego.


John Gallagher

Competitive Operations

John Gallagher manages competitive operations for both College League of Legends and VALORANT. John has an extensive tenure within the college esports space, most recently serving as an account manager at Battlefy and as the operations lead on the CLOL project.

John brings with him a long career in esports, having organized many competitive gaming events for a variety of titles for over a decade.


He is an alumnus of Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology.


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