Since Dorans is officially a student sports association, we aim to support players from all games that can be seen as esports. Currently, the games that we have weekly practice sessions for are League of Legends and Rocket League. These are both games that require players to work together very well, and practising with your teammates in the same room on a weekly basis will build up a teams level of teamwork. Besides the games we practice on a weekly basis, we organise LAN-parties and tournaments throughout the year for other games like Super Smash Bros, Hearthstone, or any other game that is popular at that moment.
League of Legends
At Dorans we organize weekly practice sessions for League of Legends. This is done in fixed 5-man teams of similar skill. Any team can apply for coaching as well. The coach will attend most practice sessions and give advice about mechanics positioning, strategy, etc.
We hold practise sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 18:30 to 21:30, in HG00.068 and HG00.062 in the Huygens building (RU). If you are interested you can stop by at any of these sessions to see if it is something you’d enjoy. We recommend bringing a laptop, which is required in the long term, but we can lend out one laptop every practice session.
Every year is divided into two seasons: Autumn (November – February) and Spring (March – June). Each of these seasons we hold a competition divided into 2-3 pools, depending on the number of teams. The pools are arranged according to the skill level of the teams. The games are played every two weeks in best of 3 format.
Dorans currently has two selection teams for League of Legends, Dorans Alpha and Dorans Mannelijk Roze. They are participating in the Dutch College League Premier League, which is regarded as the highest level league among students in The Netherlands.
Super Smash Bros.
Next to League of Legends, Dorans has tried to set up training sessions for Super Smash Bros. for a few years. The tournaments and LAN-parties where we play Super Smash are always successful, but we never succeeded to set up a structured way to offer Super Smash Bros. Since a short time ago however, we started organizing monthly tournaments for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the most recent version of the game. We will continue organizing these tournaments for the time being!
Just like League of Legends we play Rocket League with a small group. At the moment Dorans doesn’t participate in competitions or external tournaments, but in the case that teams are interested in that, we will look at the possibilities. Apart from the weekly training sessions we organize an open Rocket League tournament every year.