Announcing the 2020 College League of Legends Season
RSAA expands League of Legends College Championship to 32 school tournament - registration commences November
The governing body of College League of Legends
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.
Gaming serves to enrich the core college experience, not replace it. Ensure that students have the ability to focus on their education first, then gaming.
Develop systems and tools that ensure long-term health and stability for Riot, schools, conferences, students, and fans.
Uphold legitimacy, fairness, and transparency across all phases of competition.
To align RSAA’s efforts with the needs of education and higher learning, Riot has formed a Board of Advisors that collaborates with the association to navigate the unique challenges of growing the esports ecosystem.
Director of Esports – University of California, Irvine
Commissioner – NASEF
Director of Esports Operations – University of Utah
Vice President of Marketing – Big Ten Network
Senior Associate Commissioner, Governance & Legal Affairs / SWA – Mountain West Conference
Executive Director of Esports – Intersport
Executive Director of Esports – Robert Morris University
Director of Research – AnyKey.org
Professor – MIT
Head of Scholastic
Matt Birris leads Riot Games’ scholastic League of Legends program in North America, spanning the College Championship and Season, College Clubs, and emerging efforts to grow League of Legends as a high school sport.
He grew up in Pittsburgh and worked as a management consultant in Chicago before joining Riot.
He holds a BBA from Notre Dame and an MBA from Northwestern.
Head of College
Michael Sherman leads college for RSAA and is responsible for the company efforts in the collegiate business development space, including partnerships with the Big Ten Network, State Farm, Yahoo, and UC Irvine.
Over the last year, he has focused on growing the number of schools that support varsity level League of Legends, taking it from 1 in 2014 to more than 80 in 2018. He grew up in Houston Texas and is a proud alumni of University of Texas at Dallas.
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 alumni of the University of California, San Diego.
Caroline Montano leads the college community program for RSAA and is responsible for the development and support of the program, including all of the North American college clubs, grassroots events, and community engagement.