Tuesday Telecast January 25th, 2022

Hello everyone! Thanks for tuning in to this week’s update here from Des Moines Gaming Club.

A reminder that Grand View University is hosting the big esports festival this weekend Saturday and Sunday! There are a lot of tournaments in many different games that you can join including a $1,000 pot bonus Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament. There is also Valorant, Rocket League, Halo Infinite, many FGC titles, and more all with cash prizes. Open play is available, there’s cosplay, virtual reality, and giveaways. You can find out more info and you can register by searching esports festival grand view university and it’s the second result I believe but we’ll have the link down in the description as well. 

Also, last time I spoke with the festival organizers they were still looking to hire local folks to help run the tournament so if you are at all interested in this you can reach out to me and I can give you more info including the links to the application pages. We have posted the links a couple of times now on our socials so more info can be found there too.

Now, because of this festival happening this weekend and also Frosty Faustings, we are postponing our online Halo Infinite tournament that was supposed to happen this Sunday at Noon to the following Sunday February 6th at Noon. We’ll have the link to the signup page for this in the description below as well. Reminder it’s 4v4, pro-style, and you need to sign up with a full squad of 4. Please feel free to use our Discord Halo channel to look for teammates. The cap is 6 teams for this tournament so be sure to sign up before we reach that limit. 

As for this week ahead at the Club, we’ve got a normal casual and tournament schedule. Casual play is available here at DMGC Tuesday-Thursday 1pm-10pm, Friday and Saturday 1pm-11pm, and Sunday 11am-5pm. Our weekly tournament schedule is FGC wednesday night at 7pm with tournaments in Guilty Gear Strive and Soul Caliber VI. Thursday night is Smash Bros. with doubles at 6:30 and singles at 7pm. FIFA 22 is Friday night at 7pm and we have Rocket League at 1pm on Sunday.

The Call of Duty League Kickoff event has finally happened. All 12 teams competed in a tournament this past weekend for the first event of the year and it saw Toronto Ultra come out on top. A couple surprising results saw Atlanta FaZe lose to the Seattle Surge and OpTic Dallas lose to LA Thieves both in somewhat convincing fashion. Viewership numbers compared to last years kickoff event were significantly down which isn’t surprising given the nature of the CoD scene right now.

TSM has at least for the time being, regaind their crown as the best team in Apex Legends after they won North America’s split 1 this past weekend. The team now consists of ImperialHal, Reps, and Verhulst after SnipeDown left to play competitive Halo with FaZe Clan. It had been nearly a year since TSM had won a major tournament which had many folks thinking their best play was behind them but this was quite a statement, especially for newcomer Verhulst who was a relatively unknown player a year ago.

And that’l do it for this week’s Tuesday Telecast, thanks so much for watching and we’ll see you next time!