Limestone Offering New Online Esports Tournament On Friday, April 17

Because of the success of Limestone’s first-ever esports online tournament held last month, the College is doing it again!

In an effort to provide activities for Limestone students while they are finishing out the semester through remote learning due to the coronavirus pandemic, the College fast-tracked its esports program with that first online gaming tournament on March 28.

Back by popular demand, the second 1-vs.-1 Rocket League online tournament is slated for Friday, April 17, starting at 6 p.m. for all current Limestone students who have gaming capabilities. Students are also encouraged to invite their friends, who are not enrolled at the College, to join in. The general public is also invited to take part.

For instructions to join, participants should join the discord by clicking HERE.  If you have questions, email Limestone esports coach Zach Lewis at zwlewis@limestone.edu.

Once Limestone’s esports program officially begins this fall, along with the competitive varsity squads, the College will also offer a recreational gaming club that will have access to the state-of-the-art gaming lab and lounge that will be located inside the Fort Residence Hall.

The gaming club will be the branch of the program that will enable any Limestone student to become involved in esports. By offering regular in-house events, meetings, and intramural tournaments, students will be able to enjoy esports and gaming without the stress of varsity competition.

Limestone’s varsity competitions will be broadcast live on the internet, and Lewis said he also anticipates watch-parties across campus for some of the higher-profile competitions.