By Cameron Flatt, E23 Reporter
The Midwest Campus Clash and Gaming Expo was held on the campus of Columbia College in Columbia, Mo. on April 8, 2017. The event featured a “League of Legends” tournament, a “Madden NFL 17” tournament, interactive gaming stations, and more.
The “League of Legends” tournament, which included teams from eight different colleges, had a top prize of $15,000 for first place, $5,000 for second place, and $2,500 for the two third place winners. April 8, 2017.
“Professional Shoutcasters” Brian Starkey and Kyle Crowe commentate the “League of Legends” tournament as the match is broadcasted live on Twitch TV. April 8, 2017.
Rico Williams (left – Caster/Madden Historian) and Larry Ridley (right – SNY-TV Anchor/Host, Voice of Madden 17) commentate the “Madden NFL 17” tournament, which was featured on the NFL Network. April 8, 2017.
Jack Denehy (8) and Taygen Given (8) play “Absurdly Giant Pong” together in the gaming expo’s exhibitor space. April 8, 2017.
The “League of Legends” team from the University of Kansas defeated the University of Michigan team in the first round of the tournament. They were eliminated by Grand Valley State University in the next round. Robert Morris University ended up taking first. April 8, 2017.
Josh Muder (left – Columbia College Alumni Association), Jack Muder and Jack Campbell play “Mario Kart 64” on the, now classic, Nintendo 64 video gaming station. April 8, 2017.
Christian Matlock (Head of eSports for Illinois College) discusses tips and tricks about the popular “Halo” video game franchise with expo attendees. April 8, 2017.