Ole Miss Esports, the College of Mississippi’s aggressive video gaming staff, hopes to take care of its successful title as members compete within the Esports Egg Bowl, a online game event towards Mississippi State College later this month.
The groups will sq. off just about, competing in video games akin to Rocket League, Rainbow Six Siege, Overwatch and League of Legends. The competitions start at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 24 and 25).
The Esports Egg Bowl is a totally on-line, two-day competitors throughout 9 completely different online game titles, together with new additions: Valorant and Madden. Spectators can anticipate a wide range of programming, akin to mini-games, prize giveaways and extra amidst watching gamers compete head-to-head stay on the Ole Miss Esports Twitch channel.
“Now we have all the time wished this occasion to be a catalyst for not solely our faculties’ administration however for faculties across the nation to see this occasion and wish to spend money on esports, particularly within the Southeast,” mentioned Sergio Brack, president of Ole Miss Esports. “We wish to placed on a spectacle that units the tone for collegiate esports occasions sooner or later.
“When you’ve got by no means watched an esports occasion earlier than and also you select for the Esports Egg Bowl to be your first, you’re in for a journey! With new titles being launched, in addition to returning fan-favorite titles, this 12 months’s occasion is certain to be fascinating for followers and gamers alike.”
Ole Miss Esports started three years in the past, initially as only a League of Legends group, however one of many founders, Gage Angle prompt competing throughout all esports as a substitute. The group, which incorporates aggressive groups in 10 completely different video games, took the trophy in final 12 months’s competitors from MSU, which received the first-ever Esports Egg Bowl in 2018.
Colm O’Sullivan, the group’s head of aggressive, performs and holds the chairman place for its Counter-Strike: International Offensive staff.
“The purpose for the occasion is to clearly win, nevertheless it’s additionally to point out the administration that we’re greater than only a membership, however an precise athletic group on campus that may win occasions and convey extra titles dwelling to Ole Miss,” O’Sullivan mentioned. “I might describe the Esports Egg Bowl as the largest yearly occasion we now have right here at Ole Miss Esports, and by far an important occasion we are going to ever have.”
MSU will deliver its greatest Counter-Strike: International Offensive gamers as properly. As a competitor and chairman, O’Sullivan guarantees to have his staff able to defend the trophy.
“I need the end result of the Esports Egg Bowl to be a decisive Ole Miss victory,” O’Sullivan mentioned. “I wish to present this campus and their administration that in the event that they make investments into this group, that we will get the amenities and funding we must be a much bigger, extra dominant pressure within the collegiate esports scene.”
Ole Miss Esports presents alternatives for college kids prepared to compete, work behind the scenes and journey. Members can acquire expertise in social media, graphic design, aggressive play, pictures, videography and extra.
The group presents a big selection of aggressive play, together with Name of Responsibility, Counter-Strike: International Offensive, Rocket League, Overwatch, Rainbow Six Siege, Valorant, League of Legends, Tremendous Smash Bros. Final and Melee, Madden and Hearthstone. The group can develop to different esports if sufficient members categorical curiosity.
For extra details about Ole Miss Esports, be part of the discord at https://discord.gg/olemissesports or e mail [email protected]. Comply with Ole Miss Esports on social media @olemissesports for bulletins about basic conferences and occasions.
By Grace Ann Alexander