RIVERTON – The ever growing eSports team at the Central Wyoming College is about to host the first annual CWC Esports tournament on May 7th with two of the most popular games in America–Rocket League and Call of Duty: Vanguard–being played.
Adam Simon, the eSports coach at CWC, is hopeful that this event will spawn a yearly tournament that everybody can participate in, not just NJCAA sanctioned players.
Anybody can join this upcoming tournament in early May whether they be highly-competitive players or the occasional recreational player who has always thought about competing at a higher level. The event can be played from your home anywhere in the state of Wyoming on any platform (PlayStation, Xbox, PC).
“We want to have as many teams as possible,” coach Simon said, “We want this to be as competitive as possible.”
Rocket League was originally released back in 2015 on PlayStation 4 and Steam, eventually being released on the Xbox One early in 2016, and since then it gained massive notoriety thanks to its free-to-play transition in 2020 as well as the massive amount of Twitch streamers who play daily for their followers.
Call of Duty: Vanguard is the latest addition to the COD franchise and has quickly become a fan favorite amongst habitual COD players. Originally released to mixed reviews in 2021 “Vanguard” has regained many older Call of Duty players thanks to the return and resurgence of the Zombies mode which pins players against growing hordes of reanimated zombie soldiers.
Both video games will be the highlight of this particular eSports meet, the “first statewide tournament” of its kind for CWC and Riverton as coach Simon said in an interview with WyoToday’s Travis Gupton. There he will have his roster of CWC eSports athletes participating against themselves as well as anyone who registers for the tournament before May 1st.
The money from every registration fee will go towards the total pot with first place in either game winning 20% of the pot, second place winning 10% and third place receiving 5%. Coach Simon hopes that enough money will be raised through the event for any excess funds to be used to begin a scholarship fund for future eSports student athletes enrolling in CWC.
If this event goes well coach Simon believes that this could be the beginning of a new tradition at CWC. Coach Simon and the rest of the CWC eSports team hope that you, your family or your friends will register for the event and compete for cash as well as bragging rights for the next year.
Shared from WYO Today Media