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Overwatch Summer Series 2017 Registration

Overwatch Summer Series 2017 Registration

Registration for the 2017 Overwatch Summer Series has officially begun!

With this announcement comes the opportunity to start building our team for the 2017-2018 eSports season. Like last year, we are looking to take a group of dedicated and determined players, and achieve greatness. Our goal this year is to win scholarship money in the Tespa Collegiate Series in the fall, and to do this we must first create a solid foundation to build a team on.  This process starts with finding and developing talent this summer.

 

What it takes to join

If you are interested in playing at the collegiate level, improving as a player, playing with a team, or just having fun, we highly encourage you to participate. We are interested in and willing to take all players, no matter the skill level.  Since this tournament is intended to be a low stakes developmental one, we aren’t looking to win it all right now, but rather groom ourselves for future success.  Our biggest expectations from people on our teams, is to maintain a positive attitude and the ability to take constructive criticism.  It is impossible to win 100% of the time, but players who take out their frustrations on their team will not be tolerated.  In addition to this, a team needs to be able to help each other improve, and players are expected to not react negatively when receiving necessary criticism.

 

Details on tournament and how to sign up for our team(s)

Tespa’s Overwatch Summer Series will be a summer league where teams compete every weekend starting July 16th until  August 27th.  each week, teams will be scheduled to play against other teams of similar league standing and skill.  A team can play up to 3 matches a week, but isn’t required to.  They will indicate how many matches they would like for a given weekend ahead of time, and scheduled accordingly. The league format will effectively play like a ranked ladder with the top 16 teams at the end winning prizes. First place will win Reaper Statues that are effectively worth $150, while everyone else will win various amounts of Blizzard funds, pending on the place they finish.  Matches will be scheduled between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. central time, every Sunday, but teams can agree to reschedule matches for earlier if they so choose.

For full tournament information click HERE

to sign up for our program/teams fill out the form found HERE

We hope that you are willing to join us as we aim to achieve success this fall.

February Fun Tournament – In Review

February Fun Tournament – In Review

We would firstly like to thank everyone who participated in our various tournaments.  Without you guys and your enthusiasm for video games and esports, none of this would be possible.   We hope that you had a great time and that you join us for future events.  If you missed it, here is a quick rundown for you.

Our day started off a little rough, since we couldn’t log into one of the labs we had reserved, which at first wasn’t that big of an issue.  League of Legends play started after teams were formed, and some enjoyment was had spectating the games.  Herathstone and Overwatch were the next to begin, but had to start a little late while we transferred the LoL tournament into the correct lab after gaining access to the computers.  Overwatch had a 1 v 1 tournament, while Hearthstone had a simple meet and great as they played some friendly games.

The 2 Smash bros. tournaments started next with both tournaments going off without a hitch, and upon completing the tournaments some friendly crew battles took place.  Rocket League saw 5 teams that were all very evenly matched, as all the teams were able to get a victory.  CS:GO was the last to start and with an underwhelming turnout the players had to settle on some friendly in house 5 v 5 action.  This didn’t stop any of them from having arguably the most fun out of anyone.

The conclusion of our LoL tournament took place after the group stage, with the best 4 teams squaring off against one another, leading to an exciting final match.  We then raffled away our Tespa and Twitch goodies to all the lucky recipients , and called it a day.  Overall we had lots of fun putting on the event and hope that everyone who participated did too.  If you would like to see pictures from the event you can check them out here on our Facebook page.

February Fun Tournament

February Fun Tournament

Announcing the February Fun Tournament!  The free to enter tournament will be held on Saturday, February 18th, in Durland Expansion room 1116, and will feature League of Legends, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Smash 4, Rocket League, and CS:GO.  All players will register solo and teams (for the team based games) will be created based on players ranks in the respective game.  The goal is to create the most balanced teams possible in order to give everyone an equal chance to win.  The tournaments for Smash and Hearthstone will be unaffected by this, and be played in double elimination format.  All tournament formats and brackets will be fully decided, and are subject to cancellation if there is not enough expressed interest.  Players are encouraged to bring their own gaming peripherals such as controllers, mouse, keyboards, and headset. (FYI: some computers have weird audio and require a USB headset instead of a traditional headphone jack).  We will also be having a raffle for all players who enter any of the tournaments for the games we will be playing.  The raffle will consist of items that we will be getting from Tespa which consist of various goodies such as: Winston plushies, water bottles, bottle openers, T-shirts, and more.  Additionally, anyone who says they are going to the event on our Facebook Page will receive an additional raffle ticket towards the grand prize raffle.  For additional info and sign up forms for the various tournaments, please look below.

 

  • League of Legends
    • Sign up form
    • Expect group format, most likely Swiss format, various Riot games prizing including RP
    • Sign-ins begin at 9:00, games asap.
  • Overwatch
    • Sign up form
    • Expect group format, with most teams, if not all, still going to bracket stage.
    • Vote will be held to see if we want random heroes or not
    • Tournament will begin at High Noon (12 p.m.)
  • Smash Bros. Melee & Smash 4
  • Hearthstone
    • Double elimination tournament that starts at 11:30 a.m.
    • Player will pick 4 decks to play throughout the tournament
    • Each player will ban one opponents deck, and must win with their remaining 3 in order to win
    • Sign up form
  • Rocket League
    • Expect Swiss style group stages followed by bracket play
    • Tournament starts at 1 p.m.
    • Sign up form
  • CS:GO
    • Expect round robin groups followed by bracket stage/finals
    • Tournament starts at 2 p.m. unless there are an overwhelming number of sign ups
    • Sign up form

 

All tournaments will be played until their completion which may potentially take longer than expected.  You need to be able to participate all day in order to receive any prizes.  Please make sure you are free for the day.

Heroes of the Dorm Tryouts

Heroes of the Dorm Tryouts

The Call of the Nexus Approaches!

Heroes of the Dorm 2017 is just around the corner and we will be building a team to compete. This year there will be over $500,000 in prizes available including 3 years in scholarships to the winning team. We will be holding our tryouts in Durland Expansion room 1116 on Monday February 6th at 6 p.m. We are allowed to field multiple teams, and will be doing so if enough people are interested. After all, making the round of 64 gets $40 in Battle net credit, and for a free tournament you have nothing to lose.

If you are interested in trying out please fill out the this Form

you can find more info on the tournament here

We hope to see all those who are ready to answer the call,
Cody Baldwin
KSU Esports President

Fall Tournament

Fall Tournament

We are announcing our Fall Tournament which will be held on September 30th and October 2nd.  The Tournament will feature League of Legends and Overwatch. Entry will be $25 for League of Legends and $30 for Overwatch ($5 per player).  Friday will be an online portion to narrow the teams down for Sunday’s bracket play.  Entry fee prize pool will be divided up between 1st-4th place as well as potential Riot prizes, and 1st-3rd will also receive medals.  Tournament sign ups will be linked below.

League of Legends – signup

Overwatch – signup

Additional Info – Facebook Event

Overwatch Tryout Results

Overwatch Tryout Results

I would like to start by thanking everyone for the great turnout we had for tryouts. It’s great to see so much interest in K-State Overwatch and we are excited to foster this community. If you have any questions or concerns with the results of the tryouts, do not hesitate to contact Trevor at tschul01@ksu.edu. This could include not being placed on a team with friends or being placed in a role that you do not feel comfortable playing.  At some point in the future we will ask to meet with the teams do discuss this years plans, so look for that email in the next few weeks. Again, thank you for the great turnout, let’s make this a great first year for K-State Overwatch.

A Team:

  • Trevor Schul — Trevorius#1396 — DPS
  • Blane Steckline — Deadly#1499 — DPS
  • Sam Smith — tb0ne#1773 — Tank
  • Evan Brandt — Evmista#1351 — Tank
  • Nathan Jones — archenemey#1615 — Tank
  • Dom Brunetti — starman#1611 — Healer

B Team:

  • Michael Rayl — W33DLORD#11370 — DPS
  • Mitchell Pearsall-Toetz — Hachik0#1857 — DPS
  • Zachary Terwort — Zennisin#1286 — Tank
  • Joshua Dwier — JershSan#1160 — Tank
  • Mark Williams — Mirai#1672 — Healer
  • Tianyi Ma — tma#11587 — Healer

Purple Team:

  • Nick Nasche — mast#11880 — DPS
  • Cole Simmons — Bonepredator#1946 — DPS
  • Hank Lobaugh — PillarBear#1981 — Tank
  • Tyler McAndrew — KOHunter#11189 — Tank
  • Ricardo Gonzalez — TheRrrr42#1417 — Healer
  • Eric Flett — Threeric#11755 — Healer
  • Adam J. Remus — GreenCable#1191 — Healer
  • Luke Barr — wonderscript#1687 — DPS

White Team:

  • John Vanatta — Venici#1359 — DPS
  • Aaron Porter — ViolentGrape #1981 — DPS
  • Skylan Wagner — FruitCake#11120 — Tank
  • Randy Munoz — LethalVortex#1415 — Tank
  • Tim Ripper — Justykar#1528 — Healer
  • Alecxander Watson — Awat1100#1718 — Healer
  • Mason Moriarty — N/A — Healer
  • Steven Binau — sbinau#1244 — Tank

And for everyone’s information, the teams are not locked for the year, so do not give up on improving your play.  You may be able to prove yourself and move up.

 

Tryouts

Tryouts

Sorry that this message is getting out later than we had initially intended, but better late than never.  This is just a general news update, with information on tryouts and our first tournament.

I would like to remind everyone that we are still holding meetings every Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. in Durland Expansion room 1116 for all of the games that we play.  For those of you interested in Super Smash Brothers, they meet every Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Durland Expansion 1118.

It’s that time of year again, where we have tryouts for our various eSports teams.  We have scheduled tryout times for Overwatch, League of Legends, and Hearthstone (dates, times, and location listed below).  We are also looking to set dates still for Dota 2, and Counter Strike: Global Offensive (dates, time, and location TBD). To sign up, just fill out the form below for the games you intend to tryout for.

 

Overwatch Tryouts

Dates and times: Sept 7, Sept 9, Sept 14 at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Durland Expansion 1116

Signup

 

League of Legends Tryouts

Dates and times: Sept 14, Sept 16 at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Durland Expansion 1116

Signup

 

Hearthstone Tryouts

Dates and times: Sept 21 at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Durland Expansion 1116

Signup

 

Dota 2 Tryouts

Dates and times: TBD

Location: TBD

Signup