Harrisburg College of Science and Know-how will host third annual Pennsylvania Cup that includes collegiate esports groups from throughout PA competing in Overwatch and League of Legends from February 27-28. The collegiate esports event will happen completely on-line this yr as a consequence of issues and restrictions attributable to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
Groups competing within the 2021 PA Cup might be dealing with off towards each other nearly for a greater than $3,000 prize pool. Finals competitors might be held Sunday, Feb. 28.
Together with Harrisburg College’s very personal HU Storm, the next groups might be competing within the 2021 Pennsyvlania Cup: Pennsylvania Faculty of Know-how; Widener College; Montgomery County Neighborhood Faculty; Montgomery County Neighborhood Faculty; Juniata Faculty; King’s Faculty & Saint Francis College. The remainder of the universities competing within the PA Cup have but to be introduced, however might be confirmed on Monday, February twenty second.
Competitors registration is open by Feb. 21. Nerd Road Players will lead this yr’s thrilling distant manufacturing of the competitors which might be broadcast stay on Harrisburg College’s Twitch channel.
To be eligible to compete within the 2021 Pennsylvania Cup, three necessities have to be met. First, the group competing have to be a consultant of a faculty or college. Second, the tutorial institution backing the group have to be situated within the state of Pennsylvania. Lastly, all gamers taking part within the 2021 PA Cup have to be full-time college students for his or her college to be eligible to compete. All groups that join and meet the factors are assured to compete within the event.
The Harrisburg College Storm has been recommended for its sturdy and forward-thinking esports program. HU not solely focuses on growing expertise on the collegiate degree, however has employed former skilled Overwatch and League of Legends gamers like Joe “Joemeister” Gramano and Alex “Xpecial” Chu to pivotal teaching positions throughout the program’s infrastructure.