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Welcome to the Midwest's biggest gaming event!

April

08

2017

10 a.m.
Southwell Gym
Columbia College

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The first annual Midwest Campus Clash and Gaming Expo will take place at Columbia College on Saturday, April 8, 2017, bringing the top collegiate eSports teams in the Midwest together to compete for a $25,000 prize pool.

In addition to the live tournament viewing space, the Expo area will include a range of gaming experiences for all ages, plus food trucks and an exhibitor space for you to sample the latest gaming gear.

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The Tournament

After a month-long League of Legends elimination tournament, eight of the Midwest’s best collegiate eSports teams will emerge to battle live at Columbia College for the $25,000 Midwest Campus Clash prize pool.

Games will start at 10 a.m. and will be called by professional Shoutcasters live in the arena.

What is League of Legends?

League of Legends is a multiplayer online battle arena game where teams battle to destroy the opposing team’s "nexus".

Prizes

1st place: $15,000
2nd place: $5,000
3rd place: $2,500 each (two teams)

Stock photo by Michael Arsers;

eSports tournament from 2010

1st place:

$15,000

2nd place:

$5,000

3rd place:

$2,500 each
(two teams)

CSL Madden Spring Tournament

For those suffering from football withdrawal, the North American finals of the Collegiate Star League Madden Spring tournament will take place live in Columbia, after two months of frenetic online competition. The four finalists in both the PS4 and X BOX One categories of the EA sports classic will be flown to the event to square off live for the ultimate prize.

The expo

  • Fastest lap

    Test your driving skills with a hot lap on Forza Motorsport (PS4). Fastest lap of the day wins an X Box One!

  • Giant Pong

    Play the videogame that started it all, way back in 1972. On a HUGE screen.

  • HALO: Ask the experts

    Get tips and techniques from professional eSports players and take your Halo skills to the next level.

  • VR station

    Experience other realities with the state-of-the-art Oculus Rift VR headset.

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The Bracket

Throughout March 2017, teams will be competing for a spot in the tournament finals. If you want to compete, or see the results of elimination play, visit the Collegiate Star League website.

View tournament bracket structure