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image from League of LegendsLeague of Legends is one of the video games to be played in the first-ever UWindsor esports tournament.

Prizes and pizza on offer at first-ever UWindsor esports event

An electronic sports tournament will help to showcase and build the community of video gamers, say organizers. The UWindsor ESports LAN Tournament is presented by the Developer Student Club on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the EZY Mode Gaming Lounge, 943 Ottawa St.

“The idea for this event was brought to us and has been facilitated by Aislyn Laurent and Paul Meister from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, alongside a team of nursing and human kinetics students, which really highlights the cross-disciplinary interest for an event of this nature,” says club lead Noah Campbell.

“With the increasing prevalence of esports both globally and in Windsor-Essex, we have the opportunity to capitalize on the community building and recruitment opportunities this has for our region.”

Players will compete for over $1,000 in prizes. The free event is open to students from the University of Windsor and local high schools regardless of skill level, but advance registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/uwindsor-esports-community-lan-tickets-78011531591.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until the tournament determines champions.

Students may register individually and team up at the event, or sign up as a team with their friends to play League of Legends, Rocket League, or Smash. Those interested in casual gaming are also welcome to attend for Mario Kart, board games, free food, and more.

The event is sponsored by the Faculty of Science, Office of Student Experience, School of Computer Science, and Office of Student Recruitment.

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