Education Roundup: Malone launches esports program, hosts tournament – Canton Repository – RocketNews

CANTON – Malone University officials recently announced that the institution is adding esports to its intercollegiate offerings for students. The new program will begin this month with the hosting of a tournament for high school students Jan. 15.

Malone officials are exploring membership in the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) and will launch the program with competition in League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Valorant.

To commemorate the launch of the new esports program, Malone is sponsoring a tournament Jan. 15 for students grades 9 through 12. The tournament, Rocket Smash, will offer competition in Rocket League and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Prizes will be offered for first, second and third place in each competition.

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