Malone University Esports ‘Levels Up’ their annual tournament for high school students
After hosting two Rocket Smash tournaments, Malone University Esports looks toward the next generation of high school players by implementing some upgrades for current competition. NEXT GEN features a new format for these annual tournaments, starting with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Rocket League.
Geared towards high school students, NEXT GEN will give participants an experience much like a real Esports tournament that features their skills through a live-streamed event with live commentary. Scholarship opportunities will also be available for any participant on behalf of the Malone Esports program.
“NEXT GEN is a huge step in the right direction for the future of these tournaments” said Andrew Boak ʼ18, Esports head coach. “Starting with our classic lineup, we’ve taken feedback from our past events and made changes that allow us greater flexibility with what we can offer students so they can showcase their skills and transition toward competing at a collegiate level of competition.”
NEXT GEN debuts on March 2nd on Malone’s campus, at the Johnson Center for Worship and The Fine Arts. Check in will begin at 9 a.m. for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and 11:30 a.m. for Rocket League.
This tournament is a free event, and a perfect opportunity for high school students who want to refine their skills, compete for prizes, and have fun with the Malone Esports community. Participants will receive a free t-shirt, complimentary lunch, and compete for the glory of being the first NEXT GEN champion and other prizes.
“We’re very excited to see the new and returning talent that will compete to be the first champions of NEXT GEN,” said Boak.
The tournament has no cost to participate but registration is required. High School participants who are interested in competing in NEXT GEN on March 2 can register at: https://www.start.gg/tournament/next-gen-2024/details.