After a six-week stretch of battle taking place over four events, Texas A&M University-San Antonio has named the final eight competitors in the TAMUSA Esports SSBU 1v1 Fall 2020 Smash Series tournament.
The competitors, who include A&M-San Antonio students and local players from off campus, will vie for bragging rights as well as a chance to win the grand prize of the tournament that concludes with a championship event on Nov. 14.
The grand prize for the champion is a custom TAMUSA esports Nintendo Pro Controller and the title of TAMUSA SSBU Champ of fall 2020.
The top three competitors will also receive a medal based on their rank.
The championship will be an in-person, double-elimination format, ensuring multiple matches for each competitor, according to head coach Travis Yang.
A viewing party will be held online from 1-7 p.m. on Nov. 14 through the program’s Twitch account.
The finalists and their gamertags are:
- Carlo Ramirez, 22, aka Saljay
- Edmund Maldonado, 23, aka EnDGame21
- Sebastian De Hoyos, criminal justice junior, aka TheSeabass
- Pedro Contreras, kinesiology senior, aka Boxerslim
- Andrew Selby, aka Tsunami
- Mateo Gomez, computer information system senior, aka Nomer
- Edgar Farias, aka Edge
- Christopher De Leon, cyber security sophomore, aka Faust
The events took place in the Student Lounge showing the talents of students as well as locals in the San Antonio area as they battled it out with their favorite Nintendo characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
The tournament saw about 15-20 players competing in the events, hosted to promote the university’s esports program.
“Offering an open tournament, it gives us a chance