We are so excited to be working with Becker College & Team Genji to deliver the first ever college scholarship for Apex Legends. As Esports continues to grow, we think it is critical to align esports with education similar to the way traditional sports has with colleges. In that vein we are excited to announce that as part of the consideration process for the Becker College Scholarship their will be a recruiting combine for high school players at Helix eSports in North Bergen, NJ. Here are the details:
Date: Sunday 4/14
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm (arrive between 10-10:15 for set up, please have an Origin account pre-created as all players will play on PC. Console players can plug in controllers but are responsible to bring their own controller and power cables. Console players must create an Origin account here.)
Location: Helix eSports - 3167 North Bergen, NJ, 07047. Alternative address 3505 Bergen Turnpike North Bergen, NJ.
Rules & Format:
- 45 of the top candidates will be selected to participate, forming 15 squads which all must play at Helix eSports.
- This will function as a traditional combine, individual players will be placed on a 3 person squad at random with other entrants and will play for kills & victories.
- Individual players will be credited +1 for each elimination they tally and teams will receive +5 for every win. Team Genji will also be leveraging their proprietary analysis software on top of the scoring.
- Teams will play for 4 hours (11-3)
- Teams & players are not allowed to leave games or intentionally kill themselves to expedite games. Players found doing so will forfeit points.
- To reiterate, the combine will be played on PC, controller players are able to plug in their controllers to the PC but must bring their own controller and power cables. We also urge controller players to create a free Origin account ahead of time in order to start on time. Make an account here.
- PC players are welcomed to bring their own peripherals (mouse, keyboard, head set) but must use Helix PCs and Monitors.
Please note that performance in the combine is one factor in a larger decision process (academics, character, etc...) for the scholarship, having a high point total will give you a leg up but does not guarantee the scholarship.
We could not be more excited to have you all out to take part in making college esports history!
If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.