We here at Kansas State Esports are proud to announce the Heartland Community Showdown! This event will be a BYOC LAN party over the weekend of March 2nd-4th. To go along side the event will be an ambitious intercollegiate tournament that will feature multiple esports title and in the end crown one university as the champions. The event will be held at the Kansas State Engineering Complex in Manhattan, KS.
The tournament will feature events for 9 different games, and schools will earn points based on their performances in each event. Games that you can look forward to seeing will be as follows:
- League of Legends
- Counter Strike: Global Offensive
- Heroes of the Storm
- Rocket League
- Super Smash Bros. Melee (Crew, Duo, and Solo Brackets)
- Super Smash Bros. 4 (Crew, Duo, and Solo Brackets)
- Hearthstone (3 Headed Monster, and Solo Brackets)
- Dota 2
For additional details on each tournament, the points system, and sign ups please click here.
The LAN portion of the event will be taking place throughout the weekend along side the competitive portion. We will be having various mini events that will have feature prizes for people to compete in such as PUBG matches, Minecraft design competitions, Mario Kart events, and more! We will be looking to finalize all of these events by February 10th so you can plan accordingly. They will all be detailed on this page in the near future
We will also be streaming and broadcasting as much of the tournaments as possible. This includes having every Grand Final streamed live as well as having spectator rooms for each. So if you have people back home cheering on your school, they will be able to witness the action as well.
Sleeping Arrangements: We will have the entire Kansas State Engineering Complex to accommodate us for the weekend. We will have multiple sleeping rooms set up so that you don’t have to pay for a hotel if you don’t want to. You would be responsible for bringing your own pillow, sleeping bag/mat, and blankets. This is just one of the ways that we are looking to save you money so you can focus on having fun. We will also have a room or 2 set aside for just women to use, if they want too.
Showers: We will have a deal set up with the Rec. Center nearby that will allow for people to either shower in the mornings or in the evenings so that they don’t have to go the entire weekend without cleaning up. Of course, you would need to bring soap and shampoo, but the rest would be completely free.
Food: It is our hope to provide meals for everyone on Saturday and Sunday. However realistically, we will only be capable of covering a few meals. It is best to try and plan ahead and bring money or food for yourself. We will be sure to let you know what the status on meals are before you travel to Manhattan.