Missouri College Hosting First Open Esports Tournament ... Online

A Missouri college will shortly be running its first open esports tournament. That will take place online between May 1 and 3, 2020 and be hosted by Crowder College, a two-year community college serving nine counties in the state. The event will feature one-on-one competitions with Super Smash Brothers Ultimate on Nintendo Switch. The semi-finals and finals will be live-streamed on May 3.

Esports was added to the college's athletic programs last fall, through its affiliation with the National Junior College Athletic Association.

The event is open to anybody (though players under the age of 13 will require an adult to do registration). Players will need an online membership to BattleFY, where the tournament is being run, as well as online access to the game. Registration is free, but it's limited to 128 players.

Missouri College Hosting First Open Esports Tournament ... Online

The top finisher will receive free tuition for three credit hours to the school or $25 cash; the second-place winner will earn a bookstore gift card.

Rules and registration are available on the school's BattleFY site.

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