Collegiate Colosseum - the collegiate eSports festival - returns today to announce the first of its kind, Collegiate Colosseum North America (CCNA) - the largest multi-title collegiate eSports tournament this year.
CCNA will host over 100 university and college eSports club teams to compete for $100,000 in scholarships and prizes across top titles including Overwatch, League of Legends, Hearthstone, Super Smash Brothers 4 & Super Smash Brothers Melee. The event will be held December 19th-21st in the world famous Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV.
“CCNA’s vision is to introduce a competitive environment at the collegiate level, while helping students pay for tuition and bridging the gap to the professional leagues” according to Kitty Nguyen, CCNA Event Director. Collegiate Colosseum started as a 15 school regional event earlier this year and has grown to over 100 universities and colleges in less than one year. In addition, CCNA is also expanding the event to include panels, workshops, and key eSports personalities and influencers. “Taking Collegiate Colosseum from a regional event to a national one has always been our goal and working with Oomba has allowed us to reach that goal” says John Cao, CCNA Event Organizer.
CCNA has put together an interesting twist to the event by also rewarding the for the corresponding schools the competitors attend. According to Paul Kim, COO of Oomba, Inc., “Being able to reward both the competitors and the schools they attend is an opportunity to truly make this a collegiate event”.
The event will be streamed live on Twitch.tv with a reach to viewers across the world. “We have a vested interest in the collegiate community and are thrilled to be partnered with Collegiate Colosseum” says Mark “Garvey” Candella, Director, Strategic Partnerships at Twitch.
Registration opens September 8th and closes September 22nd. Online qualifiers begin September 24th with Live Finals in December. Go to CollegiateColosseum.com for registration and more information.
About Collegiate Colosseum
Collegiate Colosseum is the largest multi-gaming Collegiate Esports Festival across the nation celebrating the growth of esports and cultivating aspiring leaders. Collegiate Colosseum celebrates annually in hopes to promote community and competition on college campuses.
About Oomba Inc,
Oomba revolutionizes how people participate in organized sports and games by melding software as a service with a social network in a multi-sided platform solution to serve the billions of players, millions of leagues and hundreds of thousands of governing bodies worldwide. www.oomba.com