Fairfield, CT - Sacred Heart University will host the third annual Connecticut Esports Showcase. This collegiate tournament will allow Connecticut's premier collegiate esports programs to compete for the Connecticut Esports Showcase title.
For the first time, the showcase will be offered as a hybrid event with matches taking place online on Saturday, April 1, and at the Dr. Michelle C. Loris ’70 Forum at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield on Sunday, April 2.
The two-day event will feature four games: Rocket League, Overwatch, Valorant and Smash Ultimate. These games will be played throughout the weekend via single and double-elimination brackets with an in-person championship held on Sunday to declare a winner. You can find the brackets here: https://ctesportsshowcase.com/. The showcase will feature an in-person spectator arena, a live broadcast, as well as prizes for individual performances and team achievements. The tournament will be a great opportunity for Connecticut universities and colleges to compete against each other and demonstrate the industry’s rapid growth. Local high schools are invited to view the event.
Organized by SHU’s academic esports program, the event will feature the following returning schools and teams competing: Sacred Heart University, Albertus Magnus College, Central Connecticut State University, Connecticut College, University of Connecticut, Fairfield University, University of Hartford, Mitchell College, Post University and Southern Connecticut State University.
Join via Twitch to view the showcase or in SHU’s Dr. Michelle C. Loris ‘70 Forum at 5401 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT. The in-person portion is only available on Sunday. Those interested can tune in on Twitch on both Saturday and Sunday.
The event will be held Saturday, April 1, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Sunday, preliminary rounds will take places from 10 a.m. to noon. The finals for all four games will begin at 12:30 p.m. An awards ceremony will close out the weekend.
About Sacred Heart University
As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one of the fastest-growing private doctoral institutions in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers nearly 90 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield, Conn., campus. Sacred Heart also has a campus in Dingle, Ireland, and offers online programs. More than 10,000 students attend the University’s nine colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Social Work; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education & Human Development; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; the Dr. Susan L. Davis, R.N., & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing; and St. Vincent’s College. Sacred Heart stands out from other Catholic institutions as it was established and led by laity. The contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be forward thinkers who enact change—in their own lives, professions and in their communities. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 388 Colleges–2023 Edition, and Best Business Schools–2023 Edition. Sacred Heart is home to the award-winning, NPR-affiliated radio station, WSHU, a Division I athletics program and an impressive performing arts program that includes choir, band, dance and theatre. www.sacredheart.edu