The SU ESports community is giving students the opportunity to join video game tournaments. These will take place every Thursday until the end of the semester.
APB is using Discord, an app used by gamers to communicate, to chat during the tournaments. The Discord server is called “Ship ESports Community” and it is available to anyone who has a Ship email address. Only current Ship students can attend the tournaments.
The server has a miscellaneous section called "Misc-Games" where casual games can be played with other students. These games are not a part of the tournament but instead are for students to socialize.
On April 23, players will compete in “League of Legends” and on April 30, they will play “Defense of the Ancients 2,” also known as DOTA 2.
The competition will be decided by brackets. The winner is determined by point-based scoring. “League of Legends” and “DOTA 2” will be played in teams of five, and the bracket winner will take all.
The winners will receive electronic Amazon gift cards. The first-place winners of the “League of Legends” and “DOTA 2” will each receive $100.
Additional games for players to play include: “Call of Duty: Warzone,” “Rocket League,” “Team Fortress 2,” “Smite,” “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege,” “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” and “Overwatch.” APB also rented a “Minecraft” server, and are planning to add “Virtual Bingo” and “Jackbox Games.”
Michael Duignan, executive director for campus life and student union, Ace Walker, Brady Young, David McFeely and Karmin Langan created the Discord server and growing community.
Since students cannot physically gather to play, the community gives people the opportunity to do so virtually to share fun .