UK Participating in 2021 Overwatch U.S.-Korea Virtual College Esports Tournament – UKNow

UK Participating in 2021 Overwatch U.S.-Korea Virtual College Esports Tournament – UKNow

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 4, 2021) — The 2021 Overwatch U.S.-Korea Virtual College Esports Tournament will be held in Busan, South Korea, a mecca of esports. Eight students from the University of Kentucky will be participating. 

The tournament, officially endorsed by Blizzard Entertainment, will be held on Nov. 9 and 11, with the Busan IT Industry Promotion Agency as organizer, and City of Busan, U.S. Embassy Seoul, U.S. Consulate in Busan, Education USA and ROCCAT as official sponsors.  

The 2021 Overwatch U.S.-Korea Virtual College Esports Tournament was planned and organized to promote friendship and cooperation between Korean and American universities through esports events.    

A total of 16 universities, eight from each country respectively, are participating in the games.   

The U.S. Embassy Seoul received applications from universities in the United States in October and the final participants are as follows: Auburn University; New York University; Penn State University; SUNY Buffalo; University of California, Berkley; University of Kentucky, University of Texas at Arlington; and United States Military Academy West Point.

The UK players include: 

As for Korea, the top eight teams in the Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch Collegiate Tournament Season 2 will be given a chance to participate in this tournament. The Overwatch Collegiate Tournament Season 2 received applications until Oct. 27.

A total of 16 teams will begin their first and second round on Nov. 9 online. The semifinals and final will be held at the Busan Esports Arena on Nov. 11. Considering server pings of Korea and the United States, the league will take place on “Hawaii (gaming) servers.”  

The semifinals and final will be livestreamed online both in Korean and English. A livestream will be available in
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