E-Sports Competition with Scholarship Prize at East Coast Game Conference (ECGC) 2019

Apr 10, 2019 | News

“We are happy to provide high school seniors an amazing, free, opportunity for career exploration at ECGC”

— Walter Rotenberry, TGI Co-president Wake Tech scholarship sponsor

East Coast Game Conference is pleased to announce E-Sports competition featuring some of the industry’s biggest titles and $72,000 in scholarship prizes!

Barton College, Carolina Games Summit(CGS), and the East Coast Games Conference (ECGC) have partnered to bring $72,000 in scholarships across five games: Fortnite Solo & Duos, League of Legends 5v5, Rocket League 2v2, Madden 2019, and NBA2k19. The CGS@ ECGC eSports event will take place in Ballroom C of the Raleigh Convention Center in conjunction with the 2019 East Coast Games Conference on April 16-18th 2019. For tickets or tournament details please visit www.CarolinaGamesSummit.com

First, 2nd, and 3rd place participants will receive $2,000 in scholarships to Barton college. Eight additional games will be featured at the event including Super Smash Brothers Ultimate, Mario Kart 8, Mortal Kombat XL, Apex Legends, Street Fighter V, and Injustice 2, instead of scholarships cash and/or prizes will be included for 1st place winners. 

Barton recently launched a competitive eSports program that will begin varsity and club competition in Fall 2019. They are now seeking students to join their competitive co-ed teams and begin their ascension to the top of the collegiate eSports world.

East Coast Game Conference Community Day (Tuesday April 16th) is FREE to High School Seniors with a senior community day ticket and their student ID. Students can also apply for a $1000 Wake Tech Simulation & Game Development scholarship for students enrolling for fall semester. 

To reserve a ticket, email SGD@WakeTech.edu with SENIOR COMMUNITY DAY TICKET REQUEST in the subject line. Include the student’s name, high school and graduation date (yes, home schooled students are welcome too). 

“We are happy to provide high school seniors an amazing, free, opportunity for career exploration at ECGC, “ states Walter Rotenberry, TGI Co-president Wake Tech scholarship sponsor. “With the addition of Carolina Games Summit and Barton College, the opportunities for students at this year’s event are endless”

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