Danbury, Conn. – This past weekend was filled with collegiate esports action. The best colleges battled it out to secure a spot in the elite eight in Overwatch, Rocket League, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The top 8 in each game have officially advanced to ECAC Esports Invitational at HV Gamer Con 2020 which will occur on April 4th and 5th at the Albany Capital Center. In Overwatch — RPI, Stockton University, Johnson & Wales University (RI), College of St. Rose, Farmingdale State, Catawba College, SUNY Canton, and University at Albany will be attending the live event. For Rocket League — West Virgina University at Potomac State College, Stockton University, Thomas College, Johnson & Wales, Syracuse University, Lousisana Tech, University at Albany, and Lackawanna. The stage for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will include — SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Drew University, SUNY Canton, University at Albany, Sacred Heart University, Johnson & Wales, and NYIT.
University at Albany and Johnson & Wales are the only two schools that will be sending teams from each game to Albany. Johnson & Wales Esports Coach Aaron Colaiacomo commented on his program’s success, ““we are excited to see all our teams make it to the top 8 within our first year of our program. It’s an amazing opportunity to work with a university who believes in their students and are willing to support their trip to HVGC. We are proud to be one of two schools sending teams in all three games! Hopefully we can have a great showing in April.”
See full brackets below:
Overwatch at HV Gamer Con
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Tickets are on sale now for the biggest esports event in the North East region. HV Gamer Con will feature: ECAC Esports Invitational (Overwatch at HV Gamer Con, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Rocket League), 16-Team High School Tournament (NBA 2k20 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate), Public Madden 20 Tournament hosted by Compete4Ever, Public Fortnite Mobile Tournament hosted by Gaming Insomniacs, Panel Discussions on topics including “How to Get Recruited To Game in High School and College” and “The Well-being of the Gamer”, and an Expo with the latest tech and gaming gear. Details on entering the Fortnite Mobile and Madden 20 Tournament will be available in early this month.
The 2 day Schedule:
Saturday April 4th 2020
- Doors at 8:30 AM
- Competition Times 9 AM – 8 PM
- Expo Times 10 AM – 7 PM
Sunday April 5th 2020
- Doors at 9:30 AM
- Competition Times 10 AM – 5 PM
- Expo Times 10 AM- 5 PM
To purchase tickets, please visit https://www.universe.com/events/hudson-valley-gamer-con-2020-tournament-expo-tickets-albany-ZV5G9C
- Regular $24
- Student $14
- All Session Adult $39
- All Session Student $19
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ABOUT THE ECAC
The ECAC (Eastern College Athletic Conference) is an eighty-two-year-old organization with well over 200 member schools across all three NCAA Divisions – I, II and III. The ECAC exists to enhance the experience of student-athletes participating in intercollegiate athletics and provides great value for universities and colleges by sponsoring championships, leagues, bowl games, tournaments and other competitions throughout the Northeast. The ECAC’s esports platform is growing and now totals more than sixty colleges and universities and is expanding the geographic footprint for the conference nationally. The ECAC is also sponsoring competitions and leagues involving other varsity and club sports that do not fall under the umbrella of the NCAA.