The University of Dayton to Partner with Connect E-Sports

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.

Join the New Dayton Minecraft Realm

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!

January Rocket League Tournament

Congrats to our winners of the January Rocket League Tournament on 1/16/21.

Team: 3 Cars
Members: Noah Anderson, Sam Shults, and Alexander Webb

This team took home the grand prize of $105 / $35 a person. The full highlight video can be viewed on our YouTube page here, or through the link below.

Want to get involved on our next tournament? Be sure to check out our website for updates as well as follow us on social media to stay in the loop.

Sinclair College to Offer Online Gaming Tournament with New Business- Connect E-Sports

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 to learn more.

Battle for the Banner Week Two

Battle for the Banner week two
Landon earns over 1,000 points in Connect E-Sports’ global Battle for the Banner.

Congrats to Connect E-Sports user, Landon, for being our top user in week two of the global Battle for the Banner event.

Connect E-Sports holds the global position of #165 out of #376 active centers.

Join Landon by competing for prizes up to $60,000 in cash with our At Home application in Battle for the Banner by texting ‘esports’ to 317-623-4555.

Learn more about our At Home application here.

Battle for the Banner Winter Open Week One

Connect E-Sports winning week one against GameWorks Las Vegas.

WEEKLY EVENTS – Dec. 10th – 13th BFTB Week One

Fortnite: The Pacifist!

LoL: Death Is The End!

Apex: One Man Squad!

Want to join this free global event? Text esports to 317-623-4555 and have the opportunity to win cash prizes up to $60,000.

Play from Home on our At Home App that you can download here.