DePaul, Niagara, St. John's Expand Esports Engagement With First-Ever Vincentian ESports Cup

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Electronic Gaming Federation To Stage and Manage New Event Linking Three Elite Universities tied through Academic and Athletic Tradition

NEW YORK - eTradeWire -- The Electronic Gaming Federation, the national governing body for formalized collegiate D-I esports and high school level leagues, today announced that three of their partner schools, St. John's University, DePaul University, and Niagara University will expand their esports engagement with The "Vincentian Cup," an annual esports event for the three Vincentian Universities in the United States that play Division I athletics. The inaugural tournament will be held December 9th-12th featuring competition in multiple esports, including SSBU, Rocket League, and Overwatch.

Produced by the Electronic Gaming Federation, the Vincentian Cup is a multi-day round robin tournament across four titles with the grand finals for each title being held on December 12th beginning at noon Eastern Time. The tournament is "Olympic-style" with each University's teams earning points to crown and eventual Vincentian Champion.

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You can watch the tournament starting at 3:30PM ET on December 9th, 10th, and 11th and the finals on December 12th beginning at noon ET on EGF's Twitch http://twitch.tv/officialEGF.

"Our goal with member schools is to link the traditional ties to forwarding thinking and meaningful engagement, and we think the Vincentian Cup is a great example of that," said Tyler Schrodt CEO and Founder of the Electronic Gaming Federation. "There is a natural bond that exists between these like-minded universities, and creating an esports competition is another way to link generations and drive conversation and awareness, as well as some fun events for a new generation of engaged students."

"As the three Vincentian universities in the United States, the Vincentian Cup offers us a unique opportunity to come together through gaming" said Courtney James, Director, Office of Student Involvement at DePaul University.  "While our universities were founded over 120 years ago, it's a great opportunity for us to be able to connect via Esports through our shared Vincentian identity in 2021."

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"We are excited for this opportunity with the EGF to partner with our fellow Vincentian universities at DePaul and St. John's for this friendly competition and more importantly to be able to team up to raise funds for own students in need during this time," added Bill Newton, Assistant Director of Campus Activities at Niagara University.

"The spirit of St. Vincent DePaul is core to St. John's mission. The work of Depaul USA's Dax Program: New York directly reflects this spirit of service with its mission to address housing insecurity," said Eric Alvarado, Executive Director, Enterprise Architecture & Strategy Information Technology at St. John's University

https://inspire.depaul.edu/project/23372

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