BOISE — The Boise State football team took home the win against the eSports team in a five-game matchup Thursday night. The game was tied 2-2 going into the last round, but the football team pulled it off in a battle of Call of Duty.
Overall the football team won $3,000 for the Presidents Excellence Fund, and the eSports team won $2,000 for the Dean of Students Assistance Fund on campus. Both scholarship funds help students in financial hardships and critical situations.
But this event sparked another challenger. Former BSU football player Shea McClellin tweeted at the eSports team, challenging them at a game of Halo with a $10,000 donation to their program on the line. If the eSports team wins, they win the donation, but if McClellin and his former teammate Dj Harper win, then they become honorary members of the team.
"I've been a gamer forever, and I love competition," said McClellin. "A lot of people may not know this, but we used to get down on Halo and would beat everyone that came through, so why not challenge the best gamers?"
Although the eSports team has not accepted McClellin's challenge yet, when asked who would win, he didn't hesitate.
"Oh, I mean without question me and DJ," said McClellin. "I can't even count on one hand how many times we've lost."
Harper and McClellin are also former roommates. He said when they weren't playing football, they would game. McClellin hopes they accept his challenge and that it inspires others to jump in with donations.