Southwestern to host eSports Community Overwatch Tournament

Coos Bay, OR  –  Southwestern Oregon Community College is excited to host our first ever eSports Community Overwatch Gaming Tournament and the public is invited to come watch the action! Esports is competitive video gaming and Southwestern is the first community college in Oregon to join the National Association for Collegiate Esports (NACE).

The tournament will take place in the Hales Center for the Performing Arts and Empire Hall on the Coos campus, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Opening ceremonies begin at noon on November 27, 2018 and will include team introductions and a gaming music video to kick off the tournament. The competitions will run until 5 pm on Tuesday and start again Wednesday, November 28th at 9 am and end at 5 pm. The event is open to the public for viewing and will be live-streamed via our website as well.

Overwatch, is owned by Blizzard Entertainment. Southwestern has five teams confirmed for the tournament and over 70 students involved. The eSports club plans to form Varsity and JV teams in fall 2019.

For additional information, please contact Tasha Livingstone at 541-888-7284 or tasha.livingstone@socc.edu.

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