First PA Esports State Championship Tournament this Weekend

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Harrisburg University holds PA Cup Tournament with over 30 PA collegiate esports teams


More than 30 varsity and club level teams from colleges and universities across Pennsylvania will go head-to-head in Overwatch, League of Legends and Hearthstone in the first annual PA Cup, a two-day tournament for teams from across the state, fighting for the title of PA Cup Champion. Teams will be competing virtually from their home campuses during the qualifying rounds. Finalists of each game will have the opportunity to come to Harrisburg University’s home field arena to battle it out in front of a live audience at Whitaker Center for Science and the Art’s Digital Cinema.


For live updates and scores follow @HUStormesports on Twitter and visit the event website at
pacupchampionship.com. Semifinal and final matches for all three games will also be streamed on Twitch to live audiences around the globe.


WHAT:
  PA Cup esports tournament

WHO:    More than 30 teams from 16 schools (List as of 3.28.2019)

  • Harrisburg University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Temple University
  • Villanova University
  • Penn State University
  • Drexel University
  • Lebanon Valley College
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Susquehanna University
  • DeSales University
  • University of Pittsburgh - Bradford
  • Slippery Rock University
  • Kutztown University
  • Lafayette College
  • Albright College
  • East Stroudsburg University

WHEN:  Saturday, March 30

            10AM - Finished   Qualifying Rounds

            Sunday, March 31

            Noon - Hearthstone

            2PM - League of Legends

            4PM - Overwatch

 

WHERE:   Day 1: Teams play all matches from home campuses

               Day 2: Harrisburg University and Whitaker Center

                            Select Medical Digital Cinema

                            Market Street

                            Harrisburg, PA 17101

Interview opportunities are available both days for media at Harrisburg University. Additional interviews can be scheduled and coordinated for media unable to make it to Harrisburg.

 

About HU Esports

Harrisburg University’s Esports Program is the University’s first–and only–varsity sport. The varsity team competes in some of the most popular esports games around the world, including “League of Legends,” “Overwatch” and “Hearthstone.” Team members compete on 40’ screens in its state-of-the-art arena space and receive full scholarships as part of the varsity team.

For more information, visit http://harrisburgu.edu/esports/ or follow the team on Facebook and Twitter, as well as view tournaments on Twitch.

MEDIA CONTACTS

Megan Earley                                                                

Merit                                                                         

mearley@madewithmerit.com                               

717.856.6085          


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