Emerson eSports hosted students from more than a dozen area colleges and universities Sunday, April 16, at the Collegiate Invitational Super Smash Bros. Tournament. Held at the Emerson/Paramount Center, around 300 people attended the tournament, the signature event for the campus group, which organized the tournament with Big Blue eSports, a Boston-based tournament and content producer.
Starting Fall 2017, the College's new Sports Communication major will launch with offerings in the business and promotion of eSports — organized, competitive, multiplayer video games.
“Emerson eSports (EES) and the Communication Studies Department want Emerson College to become the central hub for New England eSports,” EES President Josiah Seet '19 said before the Invitational, “and that comes in the form of hosting a tournament, that comes in the form of being the first big academic institution to start offering courses [in eSports], and that comes in the form of hosting networking events where leaders and students [meet].”
A player from Northeastern University, screen name Youngbonesvillain, beat UMass-Amherst's The Yak to win the day.