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Manchester hosts Spartan Smash high school eSports tourney

Manchester eSports High school teams across the Midwest are invited to the Spartan Smash Invitational, a first-time eSports competition, set for Saturday, Feb. 29, on the North Manchester campus of Manchester University.

At the invitational, high school players from across the Midwest will compete in a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament for scholarships and bragging rights.

The top four players will each be eligible for a $3,000 eSports scholarship award to attend Manchester – that's in addition to any other financial aid for which the students would otherwise qualify.

The top four high school players will also compete in a final match against the Manchester University eSports team.

Coaches are encouraged to bring their entire teams, but players will square off for individual competition. All participants will be treated to lunch and receive a Manchester eSports swag bag.

Registration will close at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28. The tournament bracket will be made available that Saturday morning. Competition is in Flory Auditorium at the Science Center.

For more information and registration link: https://smash.gg/tournament/spartan-smash-invitational

Manchester is in the National Association of Collegiate eSports (NACE) and it began varsity-level competition in League of Legends and Rocket League this month. Team members represent Manchester, compete against other schools and can win prizes/scholarships in multiplayer online gaming.

For the media

Manchester University eSports Director Jim Manis: jamanis@manchester.edu
More about NACE: https://nacesports.org/

About Manchester
With campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., Manchester University offers more than 70 areas of academic study to 1,400 students in undergraduate programs,a Master of Accountancy, a Master of Science in pharmacogenomics, a Master of Athletic Training a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy degree and a four-year dual degree in pharmacy and pharmacogenomics. Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu

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Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition.

February 2020