TAB says “Halo” to video game tournament

The Tech Activities Board will be having a video game tournament on Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room on the second floor of the Roaden University Center.

“Teams of two can play ‘Halo 3,’ and that will be on the Xbox 360 … We’re doing Madden 15 as a single player and there will also be prizes for it,” said Nickole Anderson, Tech Activities Board Adviser.

There will be four big screens for the tournament. There will also be free play available to those who don’t want to compete in the tournament, and there will be at least two smaller TVs for free play.

Free play will be Super Smash Bros., but students are welcome to bring their own consoles and games to play as well.

Food will be provided by Chartwells.

“When we had the video game tournament, we had chicken wings, chips and dip … We just try to get stuff that goes along with what we’re doing,” said Anderson.

Several students attended the tournament last semester, with 300 to 350 students over the course of the night, according to Katie Williams, director of Student Activities.

Last semester, almost $1,000 worth of prizes was given away at the tournament, and there will be several prizes given away at this tournament as well.

“We’re hoping to do $100 gift card plus a game for the first place; second place, maybe just a game; and third is … some kind of Call of Duty add­on. It gives extra maps and does extra things for the game if you already have the game,” said Anderson.

TAB also has an agreement with GameStop for those that already have the games they receive as prizes or can’t use them.

“All of this stuff you can take in and return for, like, store credit if you don’t have that particular game system,” said Anderson.Those wanting to participate will need to sign up before they come and bring their Tech

ID card to the tournament.  Sign­ups will run for a week.

“They can still sign up on the day of, we’ll probably cut it off at five or so,” said


Check TAB’s Facebook for links.

Bobby Adams, a senior majoring in chemical engineering, attended the tournament last year and plans on attending this year as well.“I like watching people get into it. It was cool, the teams cheering for each other,” said


The video game tournament will start at 7 p.m. and will last until 12 a.m.

“Anyone’s welcome to come,” said Anderson. “It’s free to all students, and even if they don’t want to play games, if they just want to hang out and watch people play games and eat free food, then they’re more than welcome to come.”