Winthrop University: Winthrop Esports and Competitive Gaming Club Team Up to Offer Gaming Event
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Winthrop Esports and Competitive Gaming Club Team Up to Offer Gaming Event

September 14, 2022

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Winthrop Coliseum. Doors open at 9 a.m., with matches beginning at 10 a.m. 
  • Those interested in playing must register by 5 p.m. on Sept. 15. 

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA—The Winthrop University esports team and Winthrop Competitive Gaming Club have teamed up to offer Rock the Hill, a regional esports gaming event.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Winthrop Coliseum. Doors open at 9 a.m., with matches beginning at 10 a.m. 

Those interested in playing must register by 5 p.m. on Sept. 15. Four games are available for play: Guilty Gear Strive; Rivals of Aether; DNF Duel; and Super Smash Bros. There are options for single and doubles play as well as a melee run on Super Smash Bros. Each game entry is $5.

Interested in watching? You can definitely go!

Registration and full schedule information can be found here: https://www.start.gg/tournament/rock-the-hill-1000-pot-bonus/details

Winthrop Esports Coach Josh Sides said so far, Rock the Hill is the second largest Super Smash Bros. event in state history. While this is the first event the team and club have hosted, he hopes it’s the first of many.

“We recognize the importance of engaging with our community, and events like this let us showcase why esports at Winthrop is so special,” he said. “It will be a unique experience for the competitors getting the opportunity to compete in the Winthrop Coliseum. We also hope we can put on a good show for those who come to watch as well!”

Since its launch in 2019, Winthrop’s esports team has captured two national titles: the 2021 League of Legends College Championship and the Collegiate Esports National Championship’s 2021 Rocket League Championship. The team was also a finalist for the Esports Awards’ Collegiate Program of the Year. 

For more information on esports, follow the team on Twitter @winthropesports

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Last Updated: 9/14/22