27 September 2017

Games Tournament

Games Tournament

September 8, Abertay Student Centre, 6pm onwards (Over 18s only)

Entry £5 including beer, entertainment, food and games

The bragging rights of Dundee’s gaming scene will be at stake when Abertay University hosts a Street Fighter V tournament as part of this year’s 20 Years of Games celebrations.

The event, held at Abertay Student Centre on September 8, has been organised in partnership with THIS Festival – a four-day celebration of all things computer games in Dundee.

Cash prizes are on offer as teams of three battle it out on the big screen in front of a large audience, with the action being streamed online via Twitch TV and Facebook Live.

In a much-anticipated grudge match, teams from top city games studios including Ninja Kiwi and Tag Games will go head to head in a fight to the death, while an Abertay staff team will take on a trio of students.

As well as the main event, there will be a whole range of breakout games for audience members to try on screens set up around the arena.

The £5 ticket price includes entertainment, food, beer and lots of games!

A film crew will be on hand to catalogue the drama unfolding across the night and there will be live pre and post-match interviews with players and audience members.

During the break there will be an opportunity for further grudge matches between audience members and the opportunity to challenge industry pros to a match.

The event runs from 6pm until late and is strictly for over 18s only.

To attend the tournament or enter a team of three visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/this-e-sports-tournament-tickets-36071849874

Prizes and sponsorship will be provided by Ninja Kiwi, Tag and YoYo Games.

The tournament is part of a programme of celebrations marking 20 years since Abertay became first in the world to offer degrees in computer games.

In this special year, the University has already staged a massively expanded Digital Graduate Show, a special Games Pecha Kucha evening featuring alumni from all over the world, and Scotland’s largest Global Game Jam.

Earlier this year, Abertay was named number one in Europe and in the world top ten for games courses (Princeton Review) and received the prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Education award at the Develop Awards in Brighton.

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