eSports Initiative is proud to announce the re-opening of registration for Shuffle VI, which will be hel at the Ohio Union in the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom, a 17,389 square foot room and one of the largest ballrooms in Central Ohio. eSports Initiative, with the full support of MLG are happy to present that Shuffle VI will again reward qualifying points for future MLG Smash events. Shuffle VI also presents opportunities for future events in the MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
With a larger venue and an improved staffing team, Shuffle VI will be a larger, more competitive, and more exciting event for everyone involved. We continue to improve on running smooth events with an ever increasing production quality. Archie Griffin is outfitted with a main stage, high quality AV tech,and more room for setups. Also being in the Ohio Union, we are conveniently located by many amazing restaurants, and the Union has its own options for food. With two attached parking garages, and nearby street parking, it is easy to find parking near the venue.
eSports Initiative will follow the Apex 2015 Official Rules for Brawl and Melee. Tournament structure will consist of bracket pools followed by a double elimination bracket. For more information regarding specific details, visit our Smashboards post . We have greatly improved the venue; therefore there will not be a cap to the registration. However, if you cannot make it to the in-person event, check us out on the MLG.tv stream! In addition, we will be running a Project M tournament on the side.
Don’t forget to follow us on twitter @ESI_OSU and follow our Smashboards post to stay updated!
Registration ends 2/22/2014
eSports Initiative is proud to announce our fifth League of Legends tournament – BuckeyeLoL 5!
This time, we’re going to be expanding our tournament by adding a new Gold and Under bracket in addition to our standard Open bracket so that more avid League players can join the ranks and fight it out for a chance at winning some glorious prizing.
If you’ve participated in any of our League of Legends tournaments before, the format of both brackets of the tournament will be pretty familiar – group stages followed by a losers bracket to determine the top 8 spots.
Registration for the tournament ends February 22nd, and the live finals and LAN party will be on March 22nd at Royer Activities Center.
For more info, visit our Facebook event page .
ESI and MLG Are Proud to Present: Shuffle V
Last semester, E-Sports Initiative hosted Shuffle IV where over a hundred gamers joined us in the Ohio Union at the Ohio State University to battle it out in various Super Smash Bros. games. The event was wildly successful, and we’re happy to announce our next tournament: Shuffle V, which will take place on February 22-23, in the Royer Student Activities Center on OSU campus throughout Saturday and Sunday.
E-Sports Initiative is proud to announce that we will be working directly with MLG to bring Columbus the biggest Smash event yet! Shuffle V will include 6 tournament brackets: Singles and Doubles for Melee, Brawl, and Project M. The event will be advertised and streamed on MLG.tv, so be sure to check us out there even if you cannot come in person.
Shuffle V will have an upgraded venue compared to its predecessor and will be hosted in the Royer Student Activities Center, which boasts over 8,000 square feet of space for us to comfortably spread out the various Smash tournaments. Pooling our console reserves with MLG allowed us to guarantee stations for players to facilitate a smooth and speedy tournament with as little down time as possible. Multiple stations allow for players to play casual games and practice when not being used for official tournament purposes.
The venue fee for the event will be $15 dollars for the whole weekend, and 100% of the profits from the event will be donated to Nationwide Children’s Hospital (ESI is a nonprofit organization that doesn’t seek to make any money off events). Individual payouts for Melee, Brawl, and Project M will be paid out 100% to contestants in the following format:
|1st place: 50% of respective entry fees|
|2nd place: 25% of respective entry fees|
|3rd place: 15% of respective entry fees|
|4th place: 10% of respective entry fees|
Rules will follow the Apex 2014 Official Rules for Brawl, Melee, and Project M. Tournament structure will consist of pools followed by a double elimination bracket. For more information regarding specific details, visit our Smashboards post.
Registration will be limited so be sure to sign up as soon as registration goes live. Registration for Shuffle V opens on January 22nd at www.shuffl.org. Don’t forget to follow us on twitter @esi_osu and follow our Smashboards post to stay updated!
Shuffle: OSU's Premiere Smash Tourney
This will be ESI’s fourth major Smash tournament rebranded under the new, more concise name of Shuffle (inspired by SHFFLing in SSBM). In addition to having a large staff for the event, plenty of entrants, and a great venue, ESI also offers a dedicated stream for the event and has purchased 32 CRT TV's. That means if you bring a Wii/Brawl or Gamecube/Melee you can get your venue fee waived (if the setup is used for pool play) . There will be 2 TVs per pool as well as several TVs for freeplay available during the entire tournament. In addition, projector screens will be used so people can keep an eye on the bracket as it is updated. Finally, food and parking (only $5 for all day) is conveniently within and right next to the venue. There is a $5 discount on your venue fee if you bring a Gamecube/Melee and/or Wii/Brawl that is used.
Please visit the smash boards post for further details.