Peninsula College to host high school esports tournament for May 22-24

Though spring prep sports have been called off, some high school athletes are competing from home.

Peninsula College’s Pirate Esports team is inviting youths to participate in a free tournament set for May 22-24 in Rocket League, League of Legends and Super Smash Brothers Ultimate.

All three divisions feature a 1-on-1 format, and the top three finishers in each event receive GameStop gift cards.

Players may register at the Peninsula College Esports web page at

Admission for the tournament is free and the only requirement is that participants be currently enrolled in high school in Washington state, Oregon or Idaho.

Players of all skill levels will compete from their homes using their own computers.

The tournament schedule calls for Rocket League competition on May 22 starting at 5 p.m., Super Smash Brothers Ultimate on May 23 starting at 2 p.m. and concluding with League of Legends on May 24, also kicking off at 2 p.m.

“We have students all over Washington State entering, including Lynden, Sedro Woolley, and Kennewick,” Pirate head coach Charlie Morrow said.

“We also have a local player from Sequim and would love more from our area.”

Morrow is hoping to get the word out about her esports program. Peninsula College launched esports in the fall of 2019 and is expanding in 2020-21, offering scholarships to esports athletes in League of Legends, Rocket League, Overwatch, Fortnite, Super Smash Brothers Ultimate and Rainbow Six Siege.

Running Start students also are allowed to earn scholarships and participate in the program.

For more information, contact Morrow at

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