We’re at the end of another year at Carolina, and with that chapter closing we look to the next transition of club leadership. Every Spring semester the Carolina Esports Club elects from its membership a new President and Vice President (sometimes Co-Presidents) to steer the club in its direction for the coming year.
This year the club has elected Allen Ngyuen as the club President, and Sylvia Wang as the Vice President. Allen is a rising senior who most recently was the President and varsity player for League of Legends. Sylvia most recently served as Secretary for the club and as a player on the Varsity Overwatch team.
Allen, who goes by the handle Samidare, brings with him a vast amount of experience in running a large organization, as the League of Legends community has seen tremendous growth in the past few years. Its impact and size has been large enough to require its own internal leadership structure and governance body, which Allen spearheaded. As a player, Allen is routinely ranked in the top 5 nationally among ARMA players, and has led his team to growing success during his time at Carolina. A Biology major beginning his senior year, he has opted to step down from his position in League to lend his talents to the broader Carolina gaming community, and the club is excited to continue to grow under his leadership.
Sylvia, or Direraven as she’s known online, plays Support in Overwatch and that’s not unlike her contributions to the Carolina Esports Club. A pre-med rising senior in Nutrition and Music with a minor in Chemistry, she is staple at most events and initiatives. Sylvia is always ready to step up and support her community and be a role model for playing with integrity. While you can regularly catch her as a shout caster for Overwatch matches on our Twitch channels, most recently you might have even noticed her cameo in the feature article on unc.edu.
Both have assumed their roles effective this past Monday, May 17, and will be working quickly this summer to select their officers and game heads for the 2021-2022 academic year. Stay tuned to see the great work they’re doing all summer long, and you may catch them at the Carolina Gaming Arena or streaming online on Twitch sometime soon.