Pugg nominated for Collegiate Player of the Year award
Former Davenport University player, Spencer "Pugg" Moore, has been nominated by Scholars Collegiate Gaming Awards as the Collegiate Player of the Year. Scholars, which is an offshoot of the Esports Awards, is set to hold its inagural awards show which focuses on the burgeoning collegiate scene, especially in North America.
While Pugg is no longer associated with Davenport University's CS:GO program, nor does it exist in any substantive capacity, the team was a trailblazer in the North American collegiate CS:GO space. Under Pugg's leadership as the team's IGL, Davenport were the first collegiate team to quality to win ESEA Advanced and qualify to the ESL Challenger League. The team also broke ground by competing in a number of LAN events outside the collegiate space, including Fragadelphia 17 where the team gave a strong performance as student athletes, narrowly missing out on playoffs after a close match against the professional EG Black squad.
Notably, Pugg is the sole CS:GO player represented on the list amidst a number of VALORANT and Rocket League players, owing in part to those games' higher adoption rates in the collegiate scene.
If you wish to vote for Pugg, you may do so here, with fans able to vote every day until November 20th. After this point, all of the winners will gather in Las Vegas, Nevada for the live awards show from November 27th - 28th.