This spring semester, the Department of Health and Sport Science is hosting an online e-sports tournament for University of Dayton students to compete in.
The tournament is part of the initiatives from Spring 2021 Student Activities planning group. It is co-hosted by Department of Health and Sport Science, and local e-sports center start-up: Connect E-Sports. Starting this month, students will be able to compete online in popular e-sports games such as Rocket League, Super Smash Brothers, NBA2K, and Call of Duty.
“The esports are rapidly growing in popularity across college campuses. With this tournament, we hope it helps connecting UD community in an unconventional while entertaining way,” said Dr. Haozhou Pu, Assistant Professor from the Department of Health and Sport Science.
“We’re very excited to work with the University of Dayton as a new business to downtown. We believe video games can help bridge the gap of connectivity online and in real life, especially in a time like now,” said owner of Connect E-Sports, Mary Baldino. Follow both Connect E-Sports and UD Esports on social media for more updates.
Connect E-Sports has developed a Dayton Minecraft Realm that people can join for a monthly membership to explore, build and play with other Minecraft players in the Dayton area.
Each new member will spawn in a starting house where they can then branch out and build their own home. From there, members can play as they please, or organize times for everyone to play together on our Discord chat channel #Minecraft-Realm.
Wanting to join in on the fun? Check out our webpage here to learn more info.
Bob and Mary Baldino play in the Dayton Minecraft realm on the hunt for Diamonds!
Sinclair Community College will host an online Rocket League Tournament for students in partnership with Connect E-Sports on February 26th, 2021 that will be free to Sinclair students.
Sinclair Students participating in the online tournament will play against one another in teams of three on the popular E-Sports game, Rocket League, to provide a safe environment for students to interact with each other amid the Coronavirus Pandemic.
“We want to provide a service to our students during this time to allow them to feel more connected to each other, and revive the e-sports community here on campus. By providing an e-sports tournament, we’re looking to connect people with similar interest safely,” said Tristan Chaput, Coordinator of Student Engagement.
“We’re very excited to work with Sinclair as a new business to downtown. We believe video games can help bridge the gap of connectivity online and in real life, especially in a time like now,” said owner of Connect E-Sports, Mary Baldino.
Connect E-Sports is located in downtown Dayton at 212 Wayne Ave and provides an opportunity for people to come in and play video games, as well as offering organized leagues and tournaments. Visit www.connectesports.com to learn more.