anyone who is a social media friend should know who yours is, Shana
Nick White Missouri S&T The Blue Ranger
Jason McIntosh, ggCircuit Esports Software, Spiderman.
Steven Walton - Creighton - Deadpool
00:21:41Ian W Hales
Ian Hales - CU Boulder - Faculty Adviser for CU Esports - Batman or Wolverine.
Justin Griffin, University of Florida, Batman
Lauren Newlin, City Of Henderson, Black Widow
Chris Keough - Dalhousie University, NS, Canada- Wolverine
I'm Nick, I am a Student leader from The University of Colorado Boulder, and the Director of Events for the Gaming and Esports Organization
Good morning everyone, Cole from UCLA here. Favorite superhero is my mother, second favorite is Iron Man
00:22:22T S J
Tom St John--Stony Brook. Captain America
Dominiqic Williams-University of Nebraska Omaha- Static Shock
00:22:25Crystal Durham - NAU
Crystal Durham, Northern Arizona University, Black Widow
just trying to get brownie point :-)
Nikki Vance - University of Central Florida - Thor
00:22:49Jordan Garcia - CSUF
Jordan Garcia - IM & Camp GA from Cal State Fullerton, Iron Man
Drew Devore- University of Minnesota Twin Cities- Flash
Green Ranger is the best Shana. We've been over this.
Dan Kratz-West Texas A&M University-Darkwing Duck
Matt Melchior, MSUM, Batman
Jason Darby, Southern Miss
Michael Wilson from Texas Woman's University, favorite super hero, Wolverine or Colossus
Kevin Wilson - Recent Graduate
Looking to get into the campus rec industry
Julia Nobauer - Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Ironman
Kil Byers from Houston Community College
Philip Ems - Pellissippi State Community College - Knoxville, TN
PIRSA has been running tournaments all throughout the summer. Will be continuing in the Fall.
Greetings from Karen Mendoza at Bravous Esports! www.bravous.com.
Florida has the Battle for Florida. FIFA was our spring sport. We'll do Rocket League this summer. Each participating school sends 2 entries.
Are people seeing more success with state tournaments when you focus on one sport?
We had a state of Nebraska eSport tournament that started in May. We had 99 participants over 4 games. We started off strong with very few forfeits, but as we got deeper into the summer we have seen more and more forfeits from the losers bracket.
MS ran two sports at a time offered on each console platform
Thanks for sharing that it can be as simple as sharing social media.... I think when we think of support and/or resources we often think of financial/space but knowing something as small as sharing social content definitely helps those who may not be able to support through financial/space
00:35:15Crystal Durham - NAU
we are partnering with our Health Promotions folks on campus for their "Live Free" sober events that are funded through a grant. We don't have to pay for student wages, prizes, etc. because they are all covered by the grant funding.
At UGA we are working with our Union programming board. They are hosting jackbox single night events and we are hosting leagues with FIFA, NBA2K, and other more traditional esports
Has anyone had luck on other platforms aside from traditional xBox, PS4, computer, Nintendo???
Is anyone using any other platforms besides Geex or IMLeagues to facilitate competition/record scores? We are having a hard time finding one that works well for us.
00:36:28CU - Ian Hales
Social media also legitimizes student org endeavours. When a student org see that the official university social channels are hyping their events and promoting upcoming content, its a huuuuuge moral booster and shows the university cares. (Note that this perspective comes from us at CU where official support is somewhat lagging behind many other schools)
@Luis we've looked at cross-platform games to eliminate those barriers of single-console based games, like Rocket League.
Mike - We have been looking into Mission Control and GyoScore but haven't finalized on a platform yet
00:37:04CU - Nick Remple
Yeah it does benefit the community in two main ways:
It adds legitimacy to the group having a recognized campus entity reach out.
And it reaches an audience that the gaming/esports communities cannot reach
00:37:23Kil Byers, HCC
Is anyone using Mission Control? Any reviews would be helpful
We have an AtHome client for students off or on campus. Automatic stat tracking and a stat challenge for 7 esports titles. ggCircuit/ggLeap/AtHome. We support over 60 universities.
Our biggest issues have been connecting player names/student status with their usernames within the games.
Duke has been utilizing Mission Control for esports and I’d be happy to answer any specific questions anyone might have.. just shoot me an email - firstname.lastname@example.org
00:38:59Kil Byers, HCC
will do. Thanks brittany
00:39:12CU - Nick Remple
Battlefy is one of the better systems weve seen
00:39:34CU - Nick Remple
Smash.gg works well for the fighting games genre
Mission Control has worked well for us here at West Texas A&M University. Their admin has been very helpful.
00:40:26Crystal Durham - NAU
same here, Shana. We already have issues with IMLeagues so I didn't want to complicate things
00:40:32Kelley Hungerford - NIRSA HQ
Here are NIRSA associate members that provide esports services: https://www.nirsa.org/wcm/Connect/Buyers_Guide/wcm/BG/BG_Search.aspx?WebsiteKey=75dea602-e911-478d-b061-91876fecc73d&Category=ESPORTS
Southern Miss hasn't looked at streaming for our rec leagues. The focus currently is getting participants engaged in the leagues.
NIRSA Resources for esports: https://www.nirsa.org/wcm/Connect/Buyers_Guide/wcm/BG/BG_Search.aspx?WebsiteKey=75dea602-e911-478d-b061-91876fecc73d&Category=ESPORTS
00:42:47CU - Nick Remple
@jason One of the things that may be helpful if you have the means to is actually providing coverage on the games. Putting out tweets with Highlights from the games increases future participation by 100% at least
Has anyone contracted with a 3rd party esports company to run their esports leagues or events from start to finish? From registrations to match-making, to community moderating, and in live-broadcasting, doing the live-commentating?
We've been having participants stream to their own twitch, then using a broadcasting software to put this on the UFRecSports Twitch. Any commentators go through an "interview" process with us to chat about expectations and all that good stuff. Moderating chat is done by our admin staff during streams
@Justin what broadcasting software do you use?
How do you recruit and train your staff to run esports programming?
https://streamlabs.com/ is a good option as well
00:47:44CU - Nick Remple
@Karen I would not recommend that route. Registration and match making should be handled in house. Paying for talent to broadcast/commentate gets incredibly pricy and professional/amatures may be busy with tier 1 events currently going on
00:48:31Crystal Durham - NAU
in the Spring we scheduled matchups in IMLeagues and allowed them to self-schedule during the week. They emailed their final scores to us and I had students input all the scores
For those who are streaming/running eSports on campus, what is your relationship with IT in regards to eSports?
Any issues with 'self scheduling' - defaults and student push back?
00:49:22Crystal Durham - NAU
@Kevin we had some forfeits (one person would reach out about scheduling and not get a response) but they were always able to show via screenshot that they had tried to schedule multiple times
We had been using IMLeagues and doing ladder play throughout they need to challenge at least minimum 7 opponents and try to go up and down the ladder in the 4 week period to try to end up at the top.
Management software, stat tracking, At Home Client, PXE Services & more
00:50:44Jordan Garcia - CSUF
For anyone managing a Discord - are you scheduling/paying staff to moderate or are you utilizing different bots to be auto-moderated?
@jordangarcia I usually watch them but how do you set up an auto bot?
00:54:48CU - Nick Remple
@Jordan, as much as wed like to pay our staff to moderate our 2000 person discord we do not have the means to. At the current moment we have collected some of our most dedicated community members and invited them to moderate the server
00:56:52Jordan Garcia - CSUF
Cool. Thank you for answering!
00:57:13Crystal Durham - NAU
what Darby said lol
You've only got two plans? At least on plan 5 here
00:57:40CU - Nick Remple
Finals maybe.... depends on how things shake out
00:57:45Crystal Durham - NAU
if we do host Esports in person I think we will make it BYOC (bring your own controller)
Would love to play the finals in person. Too focused on the in-person schedule to even think that far ahead though
@Crystal are you providing any for anyone who wants to play but may not own a controller?
00:59:32Crystal Durham - NAU
maybe? we don't currently own any equipment so we will probably have to reach out to our Esports club to get their help in hosting the tournament anyway
We would lean towards BYOC as well but we are also concerned about barriers to participate being an issue and not wanting to exclude anyone IF we play in person at all. We usually use some of my controllers or other staff members who lend them for the event.
01:00:53CU - Nick Remple
CU Gaming runs intramurals, and we have our leadership look through the applications. Students are to provide a proof of enrollment thing that every student is provided at the start of the semester
@darby - smart man
We are planning to offer prizes, based on entry fees
01:01:18Crystal Durham - NAU
so lucky - I tried to remove the year on this year's design and was told no lol
I wish I could claim that. I gotta give Crager credit for that one.
We are putting in our order for this years champ shirts this week. We'll be giving out IM shirts as prizes for all sports. If they are not on campus we will mail them.
01:02:02Crystal Durham - NAU
we mailed t-shirts to our Spring champions if they weren't still in Flagstaff. I scheduled pickup for anyone still in Flagstaff
Went away from using dated shirts - we are doing curbside pickup by appointment of prizes for those who have won during Spring & Summer
Student emails us a picture and we are doing our wall of champions to post on social media
We said they will be able to pick up shirts when we reopen.
our Comp sport office will be by appointment only this fall so students will have to set up an appointment to come pick up their prize. IF they are not on campus we will mail them.
Meal Plan Money! lol
We are, based on entry fees and we award it as Amazon eGift Cards. We need to get special approval for that purchase, but it isn't too hard at our University.
01:05:54CU - Nick Remple
@Kevin Yeah exactly, you can also use it to pay for printing services and in the Bookstore
01:06:43CU - Nick Remple
But I imagine most every student uses it on food
MS I know is exploring carrying over in the fall perhaps. I believe doing a Team Trivia option in August.
01:10:22CU - Nick Remple
01:10:28CU - Nick Remple
Too many nicks
Several of our students participated in the Region 4 tournament.
there can only be one
01:11:49CU - Nick Remple
Ill cede my name, My Gamer tag is cooler anyway
Get student feedback on what they want to play and make it work
01:15:29Crystal Durham - NAU
I think if you are a smaller school I'd recommend trying to do cross-platform games
If anyone is looking to discuss esports or virtual programs more after this, feel free to email me at email@example.com
Build a discord to grow the community/ease communication between participants
Create a survey and send it out to previous participants and incoming students.
for more power rangers content, follow me on twitter @bangarang_shana
Student feedback - poll groups, send out IMLeagues blasts, polled our student employees on what time of mobile games they are currently playing as well to offer a different platform
Only for Green Ranger content
if you mean green Zeo ranger then yes
01:17:14Kil Byers, HCC
Do any schools have a prohibition on playing games where there is killing involved?
No FPS games at Creighton
@kil we currently do not allow those types of games
Thank you everyone! lmbanda@southtexascollege if anyone has anything to share