Esports tournament in GR highlights growing popularity

Grand Rapids gamers are gearing up for the area’s first major esports tournament happening this weekend at Celebration Cinema Grand Rapids North.  

The tournament’s host, West Michigan Sports Commission, is calling it “Grand Rapids Rift Clash,” where nine colleges along with East Kentwood High School have teams competing for a championship title that comes with a grand prize of $2,500.  

Esports is the broad term for competitive video gaming, as players compete in a virtual world that can score them real-life opportunities like college scholarships.  

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Media Contacts

West Michigan Sports Commission:

Katy Tigchelaar

Kim Skeltis, Blue Blaze PR

Meijer State Games of Michigan:

Eric Engelbarts, II

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