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‘MTSU On the Record’ logs on with top video game p...

‘MTSU On the Record’ logs on with top video game player at tournament level

Zak Sohrabi, left, a physics and math major from Franklin, Tennessee, will be the guest on the next "MTSU On the Record" radio program that airs 9:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, and from 6 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and www.wmot.org. In August, Sohrabi became a regional qualifier for the Red Bull Solo Q National Tournament, which is slated for Nov. 20. (Sohrabi photo submitted; game controller photo by lalesh aldarwish from Pexels)

Zak Sohrabi, left, a physics and math major from Franklin, Tenn., is a regional qualifier for the Red Bull Solo Q National Tournament, which is slated for Nov. 20. He was the guest on the “MTSU On the Record” radio program that aired Nov. 9 and Nov. 14 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and www.wmot.org. (Sohrabi photo submitted; game controller photo by lalesh aldarwish from Pexels)

An aspiring video game champion who takes his gaming very seriously was the guest on a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program. 

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Zak Sohrabi, a physics and math major from Franklin, Tennessee, first aired Nov. 9 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and www.wmot.org.

You can listen to their conversation at the Soundcloud link above.

Gina K. Logue, MTSU News and Media Relations specialist

Gina K. Logue

In August, Sohrabi became a regional qualifier for the Red Bull Solo Q National Tournament, which is slated for Nov. 20.

He defeated 70 other competitors from Alabama, Tennessee and Louisiana at the regional level in order to reach the finals.

The “League of Legends” game requires the players to traverse a virtual territory called Summoner’s Rift, which includes three different paths the players can take to find and destroy the opponent.

Sohrabi said the one-on-one format is uniquely challenging compared to the usual team format.

“That allows for a lot of strategies to be used in the game because you’re not playing it the traditional way,” Sohrabi said. “Preparing for that can definitely be really difficult, because you can be kind of surprised by what some people can come up with in the format.”WMOT Roots Radio 89.5 FM logo

Sohrabi is also vice president of the MTSU eSports club. To learn more about the club, go to www.facebook.com/mtsugaming.

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.

For more information about the radio program, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.


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