Danbury, CT – The ECAC has proudly crowned University at Albany as the recipient of its Fall 2021 ECAC Esports Commissioner’s Cup Award Presented by Lenovo Legion. The award goes to the ECAC Esports member university whose esports program achieved the most broad-based success across all games in which the ECAC sponsored competition. ECAC Esports is conducted in conjunction with CSMG and powered by LeagueSpot.

“I am honored to accept the Fall 2021 Commissioner’s Cup on behalf of the amazing students we have on our team at the University at Albany, and I am inspired by their dedication, determination, professionalism and drive to succeed not only in esports, but in the classroom and beyond. The ECAC has been a trailblazer and has set the bar for excellence in collegiate esports on a national level; we are proud to be among the many schools coast to coast who have the opportunity to be a part of such a special community and to compete each week.” – Michael Leczinsky, Head Coach and Director, UAlbany eSports and Professor of Practice, College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany.


UAlbany’s esports program consists of over 140 students, one of the largest in the ECAC. The Great Dane’s were #1 in most checked-in and wins across all 105 members in the Fall. They completed 109 matches, only had 11 forfeits, and a total of 65 wins. UAlbany had teams battling in the playoffs for: Madden, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Rocket League, FIFA, Super Smash, Fortnite, placed 2nd in VALORANT, and edged out Muskingum University for the ECAC Esports Rainbow Six Championship Title.

ECAC Esports spring competition has kicked off with 20 different league titles on the line for the season. The action is streamed live Monday – Wednesday each week at 8PM ET on twitch.tv/ecac_esports.