UNT's Hearthstone esports team placed fourth in the final round of the Tespa Hearthstone Collegiate Championship in July.
UNT Hearthstone was one of only eight varsity teams in the country that remained in the competition after beating UCLA 3-2 and Lebanon Valley College 3-2 during the first playoff round July 11-12. UNT, which was the first public university in Texas to launch a collegiate esports program and offer scholarships to its gamers, has four varsity teams -- Overwatch, League of Legends, Hearthstone and Rocket League. UNT Overwatch beat Indiana Tech 3-2 but lost to Rowan University 1-3 in a nail-biting match as part of the Tespa Collegiate Overwatch Championship. UNT Overwatch still finished the 2019-20 season as one of the top 32 teams in the U.S. Additionally, UNT's Rocket League team also finished in the top eight in the nation this season.