Missouri College Hosting First Open Esports Tournament ... Online
- By Dian Schaffhauser
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
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.
was added to the college's athletic programs last fall, through its
affiliation with the National
Junior College Athletic Association.
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.
top finisher will receive free tuition for three credit hours to the
school or $25 cash; the second-place winner will earn a bookstore
and registration are available on
the school's BattleFY site.
Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.