Fortnite has been cancelled for Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m.

Live streaming, snacks, and great prizes will be available.

Location

  • Live streaming: Nursing Center (NRC) 196
  • Gaming: Nursing Center (NRC) 285

Logistics

Participation

  • This event is for anyone in high school grades 7-12 and college students.

Cost

  • The event registration is $5 per person, or $10 per team.

PC based event

  • Gaming will take place in the NRC 285 computer lab. This is a PC based event.
  • If you wish to use a controller rather than the provided computer mouse, please bring one that is compatible with a PC (i.e. USB wired)

Partners/Duos

  • The event is a partners/duos event.
  • Participants may register with a partner, as a solo looking for a partner, or as a solo player

Registration

Register here
  • Registration deadline: Wednesday, Apr. 10
  • Number of teams: Only the first 30 teams registered will be allowed into the tournament.

Tournament Format

  • Every team will play a total of 5 games of Fortnite with their average finish being used to calculate their final score. Scores from each round will include final placement in the arena, plus elimination points.
  • Every team will load Fortnite and play on a random doubles server until eliminated
  • Teams will switch after each round, until all teams have played a total of 5 games.
    • There will be a short break between rounds 2 and 3, and 4 and 5.
  • A select number of computers will stream live through Twitch accounts already set up. The first two rounds will be at random, following the breaks, the top seeded teams will play on Twitch streaming computers. Twitch streaming computers will be designated as such.
  • A max of 14 teams will play at a time in NRC 285 computer lab while the other teams and spectators are encouraged to watch via Twitch in the designated viewing area, NRC 196. When it is time for a team to play, announcements will be made in NRC 196 and participants then need to report to NRC 285 for competitive play.
  • After a team is eliminated, players must signal over a tournament staff member to report their results to be calculated into the team’s score. If a team clicks out of the browser before staff can report scores, the team will receive a “0” for that round.
  • A light snack will be provided in the lobby outside NRC 196.
  • Tournament scoring:
  • Teams earn points based on number of eliminations (kills), and their place finished in the game. Every elimination will be rewarded 2 points.
  • Place finishes will receive the following points:

1st Place: 10 points
2nd Place: 5 points
3rd Place: 2 points
4th – 7th Place: 1 point
8th – 50th Place: 0 points                                   

Game Rules

  • All players are expected to be ready to begin play at 2 p.m. The tournament will move along quickly and teams are discouraged from leaving the event. Snacks will be available for participants.

  • All games will be played in teams of 2, or as a solo playing as a duo.
  • Players may restart ONLY if there is an unintentional disconnection or a hardware or software malfunction. Restarts must be approved by tournament staff.
  • No player can use a cheat program or map hack of any sorts
  • Unsportsmanlike conduct or disruptive behavior such as inappropriate and/or unprofessional actions directed towards another player or tournament official will result in disqualification and dismissal from the tournament facilities.
  • No intentional uses of game bugs or errors.

Notes on Equipment

  • NRC 285 is a computer lab and as such, we are only equipped to supply participants with a standard university monitor, keyboard, and mouse.

  • Participants may bring in their own keyboards, mice, Xbox or PlayStation controllers if they have an appropriate USB adapter device.
  • There will be a limited number of Xbox and PlayStation controllers available for those that cannot supply their own.
  • Headsets will NOT be provided, participants are expected to bring their own headsets, should they wish to use them.

Prizes

  • Prizes will be awarded to the top teams.