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2019 Fall Conference SLICE Esports Events

APCA will be introducing esports tournament packages and training to the lineup of resources at our fall regional programming conferences. We will be sharing with our members the best practices for implementing an esports program on their campuses, and will also host the inaugural esports tournaments through SLICE, APCA’s new student esports league.

 

SLICE – THE STUDENT LEAGUE FOR INTERCOLLEGIATE ESPORTS

 

The mission of SLICE is to promote collegiate esports by facilitating an environment that creates desirable student engagement outcomes for competitors and participants. To that end, SLICE provides industry leading competitions and educational opportunities that promote sportsmanship and further the educational mission of colleges and universities.

 

SLICE offers fully integrated multigame and multiplatform collegiate competition structure. SLICE is built to enhance student success through esports engagement. We are dedicated to enhancing academic retention through a culture of engaging and inclusive student life.

 

SLICE provides a regional and national competition structure for esports that allows for both small and large schools to be competitive.

 

DIVISIONAL STRUCTURE

 

Division 1 – FTE of 10,000+

 

Division 2 – FTE between 5,000-9,999

 

Division 3 – FTE 4,999 and under

 

 

ANNUAL DUES (per institution)

 

**SLICE Dues are WAIVED for APCA Members!

 

Division 1 - $1,500

 

Division 2 - $1,000

 

Division 3 - $750

 

Overview

This will serve as an overview of the goals, rules, registration policies, awards and schedule of the SLICE (Student League of Intercollegiate Esports) tournament events to be held at all APCA Fall Conferences. 

 

GOALS of SLICE Fall Tournaments

  1. SLICE will develop an esports tournament in conjunction with normal APCA events onsite, built around the APCA schedule so as to minimize interference with APCA events.
  2. We seek to educate schools on holding esports tournaments at their campuses as an engagement technique for at risk and marginalized student populations.
  3. We intend to develop a network of campuses and students within the APCA community that will compete for titles in various esports games. 
  4. SLICE intends to train associates on the importance of offering esports options as part of their novelty offerings.

Schedule of Events

The major SLICE esports events will be scheduled around all APCA major conference events (i.e. showcases, exhibit halls and cooperative buying, in order to avoid competition for attendance.  The majority of esports preliminary rounds will be held on Thursday evening. Participants are strongly encouraged to arrive Thursday afternoon. Friday and Saturday esports events will be final preliminary rounds and semi-finals for the various games being played, and the APCA esports finals will be held on Saturday evening. 

All times are subject to change.

Thursday nigh

5pm - Esports registration check-in

6pm - Preliminary rounds for all esports games

Friday; Preliminary rounds and semi-finals

8am-9am - Registration and games continued

10:30-11:30 am 

4:30-5:30 pm

Saturday

8am-12pm - semi-finals for all games

Saturday Night

9:30 pm - Finals for esports tournament, awards

The games chosen for the Fall SLICE Tournaments are:

Rocket League • Super Smash Bros • Fortnite • League of Legends 

Super Smash Bros and Fortnite are solo games.  Rocket League will be 2v2, and League of Legends will be a 5v5.  Please remember that your team must register enough players (ie at least 5 for League of Legends or 2 for Rocket League) to participate.  The winner in each event will be designated as the regional SLICE champion for that game. All regional champions will have any SLICE fees waived for participation at the SLICE National Tournament, to be held at the APCA National conference in Orlando, FL. The regional winners will be seeded to play the winners of the National Slice Tournament participants from their respective regions at the semi-finals of the National event, with no qualifying rounds of play required (ie. any attending winners of the regional tournaments will be allowed to play in the semi finals at the National tournament without having to qualify for the semifinals).

 

Registration Guidelines

ALL esports contestants must be registered APCA delegates attending the APCA regional conference where they are competing.

Registration Policies

All teams would need to register individual students by school, name, and game played.  Players may participate in multiple games, but each player will need to register separately for each game.  Registration may be done online by choosing to add esports registrations for any SLICE esports tournament game(s) to any delegate’s registration. Space is limited. For assistance, call 865-429-9123.

The cost for participating:

APCA esports add-on registration will be $20 per delegate (advance), $35 onsite.  Onsite registration closes Friday at 9:00 am.

Registration fees are required per player per game.

Each player must pay for a registration separately, even if competing in a group esport (i.e. each member of a SLICE League of Legends team will have to register and pay $20. Any of the same delegates wishing to play Fortnite would have to pay an additional $20 to participate in the SLICE Fortnite tournament).

SLICE Tournament Policies

All SLICE events are governed by the APCA designated hosts.  All decisions on any game outcomes, changes to or establishment of SLICE tournament rules, ejection of players, modification of rules, or any other matters associated with the tournament are at the sole discretion of the APCA designated SLICE hosts.  All SLICE participants agree that they will abided by any rules put forward by designated APCA hosts of said event.  

All SLICE registrants must be sponsored by a school attending the APCA Regional Conference and be chaperoned by a school staff member to participate in SLICE tournaments.

All participants agree to forever indemnify and release from any liability any APCA or SLICE representatives, vendors or participants, any host facility, volunteers or any other persons in any way affiliated with the APCA conference, SLICE tournament or any related events held in conjunction with them.  

 
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