Esports has been rising in popularity over the past years with tournaments such as the League of Legends World Championship and the DOTA 2 International. Aside from becoming a viable profession for players, those in the collegiate scene have also been trying their hand at joining these competitions. Digital Trends reports that many universities across the country have created their own teams. The Collegiate Esports Commissioners Cup (CECC) is one of the tournaments happening this season.With an event of this caliber, many teams from different schools are hoping to participate in the tournament. A lot of effort and planning has gone into putting together the CECC. The current sports industry– which includes esports– has made leaps and bounds to modernize the business and encourage a younger generation to participate. With the CECC coming up, here are some of the important things you should know about the event:
This season, the CECC will happen at the Gateway Center Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Its announced dates are from the sixth to the eighth of May, giving you enough time to buy your tickets. Our past article The Esports Capital of the US describes how Atlanta truly is the place to be when it comes to this booming industry, as it is the top-ranked location for consumer gaming. Aside from this, many game developers and professional teams have built their headquarters in the city.
The CECC is being held in partnership with established gaming organizations, many colleges will most likely send over their flagship groups to represent their institutions. As Maryville University’s article on collegiate esports highlights, many schools across the country have formed formidable teams in the hopes of cementing creating well-rounded students who are equipped with skills such as communication and analytical thinking in order to prepare them for their careers. In fact, the CECC recently released its lineup for the 64 teams that will be competing in various games across the tournament.
The teams will compete with each other in the preliminary rounds, which will be held on the 7th, while the semi-finals and grand finals will happen on the 8th.
If you are an avid gamer or enjoy watching professionals at their craft, you will definitely get a kick out of seeing the CECC live. Forbes writes how more people are watching esports events because many individuals in younger Millennial and Gen-Z generations are more engaged with these kinds of tournaments. Being able to watch the CECC live will help you understand new strategies, keep an eye on up-and-coming players, and let you meet like-minded individuals who share the same interests as you. You might even find a group of people from all over the country who you can queue up with in future games.
If you are interested in participating in or watching the CECC, make sure to check out the Collegiate Sports Management Group’s official box office and Twitch accounts for more information.
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By Alicia Rogers