According to a press release from the organization, the Dubuque Esports League, also known as DEL, has recently named its first Esports Director, Drew “Elseweyr” Walton. Elseweyr is Drew’s gaming avatar.

Credit: DEL
Credit: DEL

The Dubuque Esports League is a charitable organization encouraging competitive and recreational gamers to develop skills through hands-on, experiential learning. Current games being focused on include League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, Rainbow 6, Super Smash Brothers, Valorant, Fortnite, Minecraft, Call of Duty, and Madden.

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Drew Walton came to Dubuque Esports League as a lifelong gamer, creator, and father of two boys. After graduating from Loras College in 2015, he started his career in college athletics before making a jump into a creative director role for a local startup. When the pandemic flipped Walton's plans upside down, he organized an online esports community where he saw firsthand the transformative impact of esports. 

Drew’s commitment to creating a positive and inclusive gaming community caught our attention when we started our organization, and we knew he would be a great fit as our first Esports Director.

-Susie Quinn and Shelby Wartick, Co-Executive Directors

As the Esports Director, Drew is responsible for leading the esports community in the Tri-State area by managing and overseeing all aspects of DEL’s esports programs, teams, and events.

I was drawn to DEL’s mission of providing our community with opportunities to engage and grow with esports as a platform, and I am looking forward to implementing new and innovative ways to engage and inspire others through gaming.

-Drew "Elseweyr" Walton 

Walton spends his time with his wife Erin and their growing family, enjoying the beautiful area and environment that Dubuque offers. Their goal is to create a safe, inclusive, and positive community for everyone that chooses gaming as a platform to grow and be society’s next game-changers. I look forward to talking with Shelby Wartick in the coming weeks about the Dubuque Esports League, it's goals and how you can get involved.

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