Mediacom Business announced today that the company will serve as the Official Broadband Provider of the 2018 Midwest Campus Clash and Gaming Expo hosted by Columbia College on April 7th in Columbia, MO.

The event, which is free, and open to the public, will bring some of the top collegiate eSports teams in the Midwest together to compete for a $25,000 prize pool in playing League of Legends, a multiplayer online battle arena game developed and published by Riot Games for Microsoft Windows and macOS. Mediacom Gigabit +

New to this year’s event will be a tournament featuring the wildly popular game, Rocket League, a high-powered hybrid of arcade soccer, driven with rewarding physics-based gameplay, and a community of more than 42 million players.

Mediacom Business Powers 2018 Columbia College Midwest Campus Clash and Gaming Expo
Mediacom Business Powers 2018 Columbia College Midwest Campus Clash and Gaming Expo

Brad Wucher, Senior Director of Marketing for Columbia College, said The Midwest Campus Clash and Gaming Expo is the largest collegiate eSports and gaming event in the Midwest, with tremendous broadband needs.

We’re fortunate that Mediacom Business is able to serve not only as the event’s Official Broadband Provider, but also as a Silver Level Sponsor. Our strategic relationship with Mediacom Business provides us with the fiber-optic broadband we need to ensure uninterrupted gaming by our participants, and an ultimate experience for some 2,000 fans, including a range of gaming experiences for all ages where guests can check out the latest offerings from NovaStar Gaming, Monster Energy Drink, Alienware, Arcades4Home, US Cellular, Slackers, and more.

Said Mr. Wucher.

While the bandwidth needs for this event are enormous, we’re fully prepared, and committed, to meet – and exceed – the expectations of Columbia College. With our Gigabit+ Fiber Solutions, Mediacom Business will be able to simultaneously power the computers, video streams, and VR applications needed to run the competition while supporting the fans as they download and send large amounts of data, and test a full-line of the latest gaming experiences throughout the day.

Said Dan Templin, Senior Vice President of Mediacom Business.

A field of seven colleges and universities will be competing for a $15,000 top prize, a $5,000 second-place prize, and two $2,500 third-place prizes. Learn more at www.midwestcampusclash.com.

Collegiate teams participating in this year’s event include:

  • Columbia College
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Kansas
  • Miami (Ohio) University
  • Kansas State University
  • Robert Morris University
  • Maryville University
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