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(Photography by Jason Lalljee, AB’21)

Top 11: Most popular intramural e-sports

During the COVID-19 pandemic, intramural sports—like everything else—went online.

In a typical quarter, the intramurals program offers around 12 sports and games, so Matthew Fox, director of intramurals and recreational sports, organized a similar number of online substitutes during 2020–21. Here is the list of games in order of popularity.

  1. Super Smash Bros.
  2. Chess
  3. Scrabble
  4. FIFA
  5. GamePigeon
  6. Backgammon
  7. Rocket League
  8. Minecraft
  9. Mah-jongg
  10. League of Legends
  11. Mario Kart