Creighton University Planning National Esports Tournament
At a time when there is much uncertainty about traditional sports, and outbreaks even plague professional teams, esports has allowed students to continue engaging in competitions. Creighton University, like many others, has canceled intramural sports in an effort to abide by COVID-19 guidelines.
Creighton University’s director of Health and Wellness, Greg Durham, is now organizing a national esports tournament that will be held in February of 2021. The tournament will be held under NIRSA, the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association. Durham is working with colleges across the country to plan the esports tournament.
A national tournament with players from around the country could “be held safely because competitors can play each other remotely – from their own homes.” The University already has experience in holding a remote esports tournament, as they hosted a statewide tournament involving other institutions in Nebraska. Students at Creighton University are looking forward to competing in the national tournament, after a successful performance in the state tournament.