November 5, 2015

Gamers come together for Red Bull tournament

By Sam Draut–

Red Bull will host a collegiate gaming competition at the University of Louisville on Friday, Nov. 13 as part of the Red Bull Clash Course, which pits top collegiate gamers around the country for an opportunity to compete in the national final held at Red Bull’s e-sports studio in Los Angeles, CA.

This year, gamers will play Destiny and compete to find the fastest Destiny fireteams in the country.

The top 8 collegiate fireteams will win a trip to compete in the national final held at the Red Bull eSports Studio.

The University of Louisville was selected to host one of the sites, and Red Bull has worked on recruiting players and teams for the event next week at Zanzabar, a few blocks away from campus at 2 p.m.

“We have had tremendous support and help from our Cardinal e-Sports Club here at U of L and could not be more thankful,” Red Bull Student Brand Manager Mel Brummette said. “We are super excited to be a product of the first Red Bull branded collegiate gaming competition at the University of Louisville and are even fortunate enough to see firsthand how passionate these players are.”

Playing on three-member teams, gamers will compete on either Playstation 4 or Xbox 1 consoles.

Interested gamers across campus can still register for the tournament at Redbullclashcourse.com/louisville.

“We couldn’t be more anxious and stoked,” Brummette said. “We are looking forward to seeing such a close and intense competition.”

As the tournament grows closer, the excitement and opportunity at a chance to compete in a national tournament has gamers excited.

“I have played Destiny quite a bit,” Kito Brown said. “It is going to be a fun competition, but I want to find a way to win that trip to LA.”

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