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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.