Trinity Christian Academy alum helps Texas A&M gamers reach League of Legends tournament semifinals

In a League of Legends tournament, teams focus on strategic five-on-five play with the objective to destroy your opponent’s base. The game, known as a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA), launched in 2009 and it’s been known to draw more than 27 million players each day.

Trent Jones of Highland Park is part of a five-man team of Texas A&M University students who have reached the Final Four of the North American College Championship’s League of Legends video-game tournament.

Jones attended Trinity Christian Academy in Addison. He’s been a member of the A&M team for two years.

Each gamer on the championship team will receive $30,000 in scholarship money. Santa Monica-based Riot Games, creator of League of Legends, is ponying up $360,000 in scholarship money to gamers who make the Final Four.

In a League of Legends tournament, teams focus on strategic five-on-five play with the objective to destroy your opponent’s base. The game, known as a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA), launched in 2009 and it’s been known to draw more than 27 million players each day.

On Saturday, the A&M gamers defeated Georgia Tech 2-0 to qualify. Last week, the A&M team defeated

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