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“Battle of the Colleges

February 7, 2020 “Battle of the Colleges

Adirondack Bank Center - Utica Auditorium

Phone: (315) 738-0164

400 Oriskany Street West

Utica, NY 13502

“Battle of the Colleges” Esports tournament, on Friday, February 7th, at the Adirondack Bank Center at the Utica Memorial Auditorium in Utica, New York.  Participating colleges will be competing in Rocket League and Super Smash Bros tournaments for a chance to win up to $5,000.

Rocket League is a fantastical sport-based video game, developed by Psyonix (it's “soccer with cars”). It features a competitive game mode based on teamwork and outmaneuvering opponents. Players work with their team to advance the ball down the field, and score goals in their opponents' net.

Alpha North is a vertically-integrated esports organization, based in Vancouver, British Columbia that aims to be a leader in the North American esports sector. Alpha North also offers online tournaments, production and broadcasting services and gamers the chance to enroll in esports academies and programs.

The process for the tournament began with Alpha North hosting Rocket League preliminary rounds online on GamerzArena between January 17, 2020 – January 19, 2020.  Of the 16 college teams, 8 have advanced to play at the Adirondack Bank Center on February 7, 2020. The event will begin at 1:00 pm EST. Rocket League will be on the Main Stage and Smash Bros on the opposing end. Doors open at noon.

Schools participating:

Penn State- Rocket League                                                                           
Juniata College- Smash Bros Ultimate

Syracuse University- Rocket League                                                         
Central Connecticut College- Smash Bros Ultimate

University of Rochester- Rocket League                                                  
SUNY Canton- Smash Bros Ultimate

Farmingdale State- Rocket League                                                             
SUNY Potsdam- Smash Bros Ultimate

Molloy College- Rocket League/ Smash Bros Ultimate                        
Elmira College- Smash Bros Ultimate

LIU Post- Rocket League

Randolph Macon College- Rocket League


The event will also feature many great vendors featuring video games, comic books, toys, art, and more. Tickets are on sale now for $10 via the Adirondack Bank Center box office, or online at, or by calling 315-790-9070. Be sure to catch the action live!