2 September 2016 - 18:40

Collegiate Colosseum Announce Vegas eSports Tournament

The CCNA has announced a multi-game esports scholarship tournament to bring more attention to the eSports industry.

It has become very usual in the past few months for colleges to introduce esports courses as part of their curriculum or perhaps even have their own esports team.

The Collegiate Colosseum (CCNA) has announced that they will be creating a multi-game esports tournament to bring more awareness to the field of competitive gaming. 

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The tournament will feature League of Legends, Hearthstone, Overwatch, and Super Smash Bros. 4 and Melee, as well as more than 100 invited universities. The student athletes will be competing for over $100,000 in scholarships.

The finals for the event will be taking place this winter, Dec. 19-21 at the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel.

Registration will open next week on Sept. 8 and will run until Sept. 22. The competition's online qualifiers are scheduled to take place on Sept. 24.

CCNA event director Kitty Nguyen stated in a press release that the main purpose of CCNA's tournament is to "introduce a competitive environment at the collegiate level, while helping students pay for tuition and bridging the gap to the professional leagues."

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The organization's first esports event was held earlier this year in Orange County, CA, where 15 schools participated in tournaments featuring several games, among which were Heroes of the Storm, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Street Fighter V, Smash 4 and LoL. Tournament organizers stated that enough interest was shown at that event, that they were able to take the event to this next level.

According to the "Get Involved" part of their website's "About" page, the event will also feature Vendors as well as a "Panel", presumably comprised of well-known and important figures in the field of esports.


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