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NACE supports esports, music festival at the University of Harrisburg

The National Association of Collegiate Universities announced its official endorsement of the Esports Tournament at the University of Harrisburg on Friday.

The HUE festival will match 32 university teams from universities across the country. Teams will compete in Overwatch and League of Legends for a prize pool of $ 50,000.

The festival from September 21 to 22 will also feature live concerts by national artists such as Lit, Alien Ant Farm, Atlas Genius and DJ. Whipped Cream.

NACE Executive Director Michael Brooks said that HUE will be the largest electronic sports college tournament in history.

"This inaugural event takes competitive games to a whole new level," said Brooks. We are excited to see so many universities gather in Harrisburg to compete in the cutting edge arena of HU. It will be the best experience for the spectator. "

The quarterfinals of the tournament, the semifinals and the final will take place at the Whitaker Center in front of a live audience of up to 700 people.

"We are proud to host an event of this magnitude in Harrisburg and having NACE behind really speaks to the level of talent and the quality of the program here," said Harris Smeltz, director of sports at the University of Harrisburg.


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