Students Compete in National eSports Playoffs

April 10, 2020 dbobo Blog

Esports image logoJefferson State’s eSports team competed in the Super Smash Brothers Ultimate Doubles national playoffs during the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament on April 10. Games were broadcasted live via live stream.

Jefferson State’s team, “JSCC Hanging Nightshow DJ’s,” competed in two-man, best-of-five matches. The first match was against a Hinds Community College team. Jefferson State’s team consists of four players who can swap out between games.

With Jefferson State’s eSports program, the students have been able to compete at home during both the regular season and the playoffs while participating in social distancing.

The team members during the tournament were Culinary Student Jeffrey Cashmore and Student Kristian Winn, both from Oak Mountain High School, Electrical Engineering Student Dewey Joiner from Shelby County High School, and Business Student Daniel Sommer from Birmingham.

This spring, Jefferson State became the first community college in Alabama to compete nationally in eSports, with teams playing in FIFA World Cup Soccer and Super Smash Brothers Ultimate.