Esports meeting: games announced, tryouts already taking place

Category:  News
Friday, September 6th, 2019 at 11:46 AM

Around 50 people sat in Butterfield 134 on Aug. 28 to learn more about the new Edinboro University esports program.
The program will be directed by Chris Rhodes and Chris Hower and Kyler Knecht. Edinboro will be competing in the following games, as of Aug. 28: “League of Legends,” “Rocket League,” “Hearthstone,” “Overwatch,” “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate,” “Fortnite,” “Apex Legends,” “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive” and “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege.” The team is planning to take 45 players. Tryouts are in the works. So far information released is as follows:

  • Players will play under personal accounts.
  • The arena will be open to the team to train (24 computers and a Nintendo Switch).
  • Will follow NCAA rules (including GPA considerations and 20 hours of practice per week).
  • Will incorporate Twitch streaming.
  •  Scholarships will be in play, with more information to be revealed.

As of publication, emails have been sent out to select players on campus, and they will be invited for tryouts at the gaming arena. “Overwatch” and “Rocket League” tryouts have been held, with the others tentatively scheduled for:

  • Sept. 7: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Sept. 8: League of Legends
  • Sept. 10: Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
  • Sept. 11: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Sept. 12: Apex Legends, Fortnite
  • Sept. 13: Hearthstone
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