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Western Electronic Gaming Association Hosts ‘Smash Bash’ Esports Tournament April 24

April 21, 2021

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MACOMB, IL- The Western Electronic Gaming Association (WEGA) is hosting "Smash Bash" Esports tournament from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Western Illinois University's Student Recreation Center.

Pre-registration is required to play. Registration is $7, or $5 if participants bring their own switch.

Participants will get to compete against each other by either being in the same location, or being in any place with a solid WiFi connection.

Acting President of the WEGA, Benjamin Hironimus-Wendt, said virtual tournaments will take place like any other sort of tournament, where a player or a team of players will be set to play a match at a certain time.

"It's incredible to think you can get any group of competitive Esports players and let them compete worldwide without having them leave their house," said Hironimus-Wendt.

Director of Campus Recreation Nicholas Knowles said "We are happy to host the Esports club in the student recreation center this Saturday."

"This will be our first organized tournament that this newly formed sport club will be hosting in the rec center, and we couldn't be happier to help facilitate some activities for our students. As we continue to grow interest in this club sport, I look forward to more competitions and virtual activities this group of students will be involved in." said Knowles.

For more information on registering, contact Hironimus-Wendt at

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Office of University Relations