University Hearthstone Event

We’ve all played card games at some point, right? Poker, Blackjack, Go Fish, etc. I’m sure that at some point you’ve heard about Magic: The Gathering, it’s a quite popular card game. Well, this time, we will be playing Hearthstone at Your University.

So you might be asking “What is Hearthstone?”. It was first announced at Penny Arcade Expo in 2013 and released in 2014. This quite fun, and let’s be honest, quite addicting card game quickly caught the attention of Blizzard fans. It was something different than what we would usually expect from the creators of the most popular MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) of all time. Hearthstone is based on the fantasy World of Warcraft. WoW players all over the world were instantly interested in this new card game, and soon completely hooked.

Hearthstone: The Witchwood
Hearthstone’s latest expansion, The Witchwood

Ever since the game’s release, Blizzard has held many tournaments, including the World Championship at Blizzcon. There were hundreds of players qualifying, but only a handful made it to the championship. In 2017 prize pool for Hearthstone World Championship was a whopping 1 million USD.

Aside from the classic 1 versus 1 card game format, Hearthstone also offers some RPG-ish elements to its players. Appropriately named “Adventures”, in this game mode you can create your own, or use your classic PVP deck to play against computer-controlled “Bosses”. Don’t overestimate these Adventures, because they can be quite tricky, but also offer amazing cards as rewards for victory.

Let’s get into the good stuff, the Hearthstone event itself!

First of all, everything you need to participate is a Battle.net account, which is free to create on Blizzard‘s official website, and your own PC or a laptop. We will be holding a 1 versus 1 single-elimination tournament with 16 players, and also offering players to experience the new Adventures. There will also be enough free card packs for everyone, and exclusive Adventure giveaways.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Board Games University Event

Remember those times, before video games took over, when you would spend hours on end playing Monopoly, Risk, Scrabble, and many other board games? I bet we all remember that very fondly, and board games will always have a special place in our hearts. Well, today, we are looking to bring back that nostalgia to Your University.

You might think: “It’s 2019, aren’t board games already dead at this point?”. While that might be true for the most part, there is still a quite large audience that enjoys board games. Every year, hundreds of tabletop conventions are organized all over the world, in addition to tournaments, people can reveal their own board games! Large conventions are always huge, bringing in up to 200,000 people. There you can compete in gaming tournaments, play some of the newest and unreleased board games, buy cool stuff, and much more.

DnD board game

Today, when you hear the word “gaming” your first thought is “video games”, right? Well, back in the day you would think “Dungeons & Dragons“. The original RPG. Games lasting hours and hours, hanging out with your friends until you finish the campaign, eating junk food and drinking soda. Those were the good times. But we all know we can’t have that feeling again, and that’s perfectly fine.

So, is this really happening? Yes, we want to bring tabletop games to you!

Tell all your friends, and bring them along. University Gaming Society is coming to Your University with LOADS of different tabletop games. These are just some examples of what we have in store for you:

  • Board game tournaments
  • New games you’ve probably never heard of
  • You will get to meet some tabletop game designers and authors
  • Play a lot of games
  • Buy tabletop games, cards, exclusive gaming pieces, and much more
  • Meet other gamers and make friends!

We are looking forward to seeing you there, and of course, everyone is welcome!

Starcraft 2 Tournament

Starcraft 2 University Tournament

If you liked games like Warcraft 3, Age of Mythology, Age of Empires and such growing up, then you will surely enjoy this new tournament we are organizing at Your University. The game in question is, none other but the king of RTS (Real Time Strategy), Starcraft 2.

Starcraft 2 Wallpaper
BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT’S STARCRAFT 2: WINGS OF LIBERTY

Developed by Blizzard Entertainment in 2010, after many years (12 to be exact) of the original Starcraft, Blizzard Entertainment fans finally got a taste of a modern and balanced RTS experience. The game is known for its huge learning curve. In addition, it’s often being called the hardest game to master. Everyone can play and be somewhat good, of course, but to really master this RTS is no easy task. The game was most popular in South Korea, so naturally, the best players were Korean. Every year, at Blizzard Entertainment’s event “Blizzcon” we are able to see an amazing performances from these RTS masters.

Blizzcon 2015
BLIZZCON 2015

What you’re actually here for! Starcraft 2 Tournament at Your University.

UN Gaming Society is proud to present the first RTS Tournament at any University in the US. To make the experience enjoyable for everyone, we have a few rules and requirements.

We will have 16 spots in the tournament, and the only competition format will be 1 versus 1. Each match will contain 3 maps, which means best of 3. Each player may select a map of their choice, and if the third match is to be played, the map will be randomly selected between the Blizzard’s official 1 versus 1 Ladder maps, which are:

  • Automaton
  • Cyber Forest
  • Kairos Junction
  • King’s Cove
  • New Repugnancy
  • Port Alexander
  • Year Zero

In conclusion, the matches will be limited to 30 minutes in real time, and 2 matches are to be played at a time.

Requirements for entering the tournament are:

  • You must bring your own setup (keyboard, mouse, headset) or have the University provide one for you
  • You must have a Battle.net account which is free to download on Blizzard’s official website

Sign up for the tournament at event@sotongamesoc.com . Please be sure to include your name and your Battle.net gamer tag.

We are looking forward to seeing you there very soon!

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) Tournament at your University

Everyone likes video games, right? Well, not everyone, but chances are that if you are reading this, you enjoy spending your free time playing video games. That is why, today, we would like to bring a CS:GO tournament at Your University.

Ever heard of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, or just CS:GO for short? It is a First-Person Shooter (FPS) multiplayer game developed by Valve in 2012 that pits two teams of 5 players against each other (Terrorists versus Counter-Terrorists) tasked to eliminate the other team or complete an objective and win the match.

CS:GO Wallpaper
ESL CS:GO TOURNAMENT

The first version of Counter-Strike was a mod for Valve’s very popular game Half-Life before it’s original release in 2000. The game was a HUGE hit worldwide, and still is to this day, with official Valve tournaments happening every few months each year with cash rewards up to a few million USD. In 2018, ELEAGUE Major CS:GO Tournament was watched by over a million people on the popular streaming platform Twitch.tv thus breaking the record for the most concurrent views on a single stream at the time.

ESL ONE MAJOR

The first CS:GO tournament at Your University!

We are proud to present our first official CS:GO tournament at Your University. The rules are simple, and the requirements even simpler.

We will have two competition formats:

  • 1 versus 1 Single Elimination (20 rounds)
  • 5 versus 5 Single Elimination (30 rounds)

In 1 versus 1 format of the tournament, there will be 8 players playing against a randomly selected opponent. You will be playing on a small map designed for not more than 2 players.

In 5 versus 5 however, we will follow the standard CS:GO tournament format of 16 teams. That means single elimination and 30 rounds on Valve’s official map bracket. Maps on which these matches will be played are selected randomly, as there will only be one match between the teams.

Requirements for entering the tournament are:

  • You must have your own setup (Keyboard, mouse, headset)
  • You must bring your own PC (Or have the University provide one for you)
  • For the 5 versus 5 formats, you bring your own team of 5 players, plus one replacement player (6 total)

You can sign up for the CS:GO tournament at event@sotongamesoc.com. Please add which format you are signing up for, your first and last name, and your (and your teammates) gamer tags.

Looking forward to seeing you, and best of luck!