Duhawk Gamers Score

What do you get when you combine a Nintendo Switch, Xbox, PS4, and 48 lucky Duhawks? The College Activity Board (CAB) Video Game Tournament.

On March 6, CAB hosted their Video Game Tournament for the second time. This year they made some changes to the tournament schedule in order to include more students. Hosted in Ballrooms C&D, the 16 open slots were quickly filled as participators eagerly waited their turn.

On the Nintendo Switch this year was “Super Smash Bros”, on the PS4 “NBA 2K20”, and the Xbox “FIFA 2020”. Finally, no video game tournament is complete without food, pizza, chips, brownies and soda. The fun started at 8 p.m. and lasted until 11 p.m. with The Switch bracket finishing first and Ben Degen (’21) being crowned the “Super Smash Bros” winner. Second to finish was the “2K20” bracket completion with Josh Oglesby (’23) as the last man standing. Then to finish off the night, Ryan Gooch (’20) took home the “FIFA 2020” champion title.

“I think the Video Game Tournament was a big success! We had many people to show up to play, and watch the tournament,” Liam Knudsen (’20) commented.

CAB would like to thank everyone who signed up to participate and for their excellent sportsmanship throughout the tournament. In addition, CAB would also like to give a big shout out to the Smash Bro Club on campus for helping out with the Nintendo Switch set-up and bracket.

This article originally appeared in the March 12 issue of The Lorian.

About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2019, Loras was the second-highest ranked Catholic college in the state of Iowa according to College Consensus, the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the third consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 10th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).