There won’t be an Arizona State Fair this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but you can still catch some of the fair entertainment online.
Last year’s popular esports exhibit is still taking place online. The fair will host a live Call of Duty tournament on Twitch with more than $3,000 at stake.
The competition is the third of three video game tournaments that have taken place this summer.
State Fair spokeswoman Brianda Martinez said the idea for the tournaments came up when organizers started to realize the 2020 fair wasn’t likely to happen.
“We thought how can we still be active? How we can still bring that joy, that fun and entertainment that people go to the fair for?” Martinez said. “Our esports exhibit last year was very successful so we said let’s just try doing some esports tournaments online. And it’s been really fun.”
Call of Duty Modern Warfare tournament
The Call of Duty Modern Warfare two-by-two “gunfight” tournament takes place Sept. 18-19 on Twitch.
Sponsored by the Arizona Lottery, entry is free and open to players 21 and up. Those not playing can win prizes by watching on streaming