The St. Louis Blues announced the creation of two esports tournaments to be held in the coming weeks.
Featuring a fully online format, there shall be no fee to enter. Fans wishing to enter the tournaments may register at stlouisblues.com/esports. The tournaments shall commence from April 18.
The Blues have established Blues Gaming, a new esports division that will focus on the creation of engagement opportunities with the gaming and esports community. This includes the announcement of the Blues Gaming NHL 20 High School Championship for St. Louis-area high school teams, and an open division competition called the Blues Gaming NHL 20 Showdown.
The tournaments will start by the Blues in partnership with Maryville University’s Rawlings Sport Business Management Program. Students in sports business classes at Maryville are also assisting the Blues in the development of these tours.
“We are happy our Rawlings Sport Business Management program has provided an opportunity for our students to work with the Blues for several years,” said Jason Williams, assistant dean, director and associate professor of the Rawlings Sport Business Management Program in the John E. Simon School of Business at Maryville. “Our students have learned a great deal working with the Blues to bring this opportunity to their fans.”
NHL 20 High School Championship:
The Blues Gaming NHL 20 High School Championship will consist of teams from the Mid-States Club Hockey Association or other area high schools that wish to form a team to compete. Each team will require to have a minimum of six players. Moreover, teams will compete to win the Blues Gaming Cup, a trophy the team can proudly display at their high school until the next competition. Also, much like the Stanley Cup, the name of the winning school will be etched onto the trophy.
NHL 20 Showdown:
The Blues Gaming NHL 20 Showdown is an open division competition for any individual that would like to compete. Moreover, this competition will take place on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with one champion to crown on each console. Also, this will be a 1v1 competition.
Registrations, therefore, shall start from April 3rd. In addition, this shall come alongside the inclusion of the World Wide Technology Raceway and the Missouri High School Esports Association. It is also open to all esports organizations that would like to be a part of the tournaments in any way.
“We are pleased to be working with Gateway Esports Association members; to foster the growth of esports opportunities for our fans,” said WWTR Owner and CEO Curtis Francois.
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