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!

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!