Drury University is hosting the first esports festival in Springfield during the weekend of February 22, 2020.
Esports, also known as competitive multiplayer video gaming, is a non-NCAA athletics squad at Drury as of this year.
“We’re really excited to partner with Midwest Esports to bring this new event to the community,” Michael Jones, Drury’s esports head coach, said in a statement. “Attendees will be able to watch some of the top collegiate teams in the Midwest face against each other and experience the thrill of competition hands-on as well.”
The games that will be played in the weekend festival include:
- League of Legends (5v5)
- Overwatch (6v6)
- Rocket League (1v1)
- Fortnite (singles)
- Apex Legends (teams of 3)
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (singles)
- Street Fighter V
- Tekken 7
- Mortal Kombat 11
- Soul Calibur VI
- Samurai Showdown
- Starcraft 2
- Teamfight Tactics
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (teams)
- Halo: Reach (FFA, 2v2, & 4v4)
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Madden 20
- NBA 2K20
- MLB The Show 19
Admission to the event is $12 for one day, and $20 for the weekend. There will also be additional entry fees for each game, and those fees will be put into a prize pool for each game.
The event will be managed for the university by Midwest Esports, who has managed live esports events in the region for five years.
More information can be obtained from the Midwest Esports website.