Get ready for a jam-packed November of eSports, New York! CSL and the NYU Game Center's FallCraft returns for its third year on November 2nd, 2013 (which coincides with registration opening for CSL). A day long event celebrating one of the greatest eSports in the world, FallCraft brings New York our second annual map jam, a panel on the present and future of electronic sports, and the Battle for Manhattan between New York University and Columbia University!
Prizes will be provided as part of CSL's Back-to-School Tour, sponsored by MSI Gaming, NCIX, and Razer.
The top three winners of map jam will be awarded $50 gift cards from NCIX.
12pm - 6pm Map Jam featuring a surprise theme
7pm - 8pm Think eSports: Panel Discussion featuring Nick "Axslav" Ranish (Commentator, MLG), Kwanghee "WaxAngel" Woo (Teamliquid), and Jessica "Zombiegrub" Chernega (Commentator)
8pm - 10pm Battle for Manhattan: NYU vs Columbia featuring NY's finest
Win Razer Goliathus mousepads, NCIX sunglasses and lanyards, and MSI T-shirts at the live event!
The event will be held on the 8th Floor of 2 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY.
The event will also be streamed on CSL's Twitch.tv page.
Anyone is welcome to the panel and exhibition matches, but please RSVP for the Map Jam HERE. Online participants are welcome!
RSVP on Facebook to win a $25 NCIX gift card!
What's a jam? A brief history
Whereas they were once a method of making quirky games quickly, game jams have become an integral part of independent game development over the last few years. Simply put, a game jam is a gathering of developers, either locally and remotely, with express purpose of making games in a very short period of time. Often a jam will have an organizing theme, such as 'no health' or 'flying', in order to direct participants and to keep them from working on game before the jam begins. The ethos of a jam is experimentation rather than execution, and the game produced tend to be excellent examples of single ideas that can then be expanded upon later.
The goal of the Fallcraft Map Jam is to bring the same sense of experimentation, and the energy of making new things in a short amount of time, to the creation of competitive maps for Starcraft 2.
Organized like a short game jam, the FallCraft Map Jam will start at noon with the revelation of a theme (last year's map jam was destructible rocks), and the theme might be as specific as ‘islands’ or as general ‘low resources’. Participants will then have 6 hours to create from scratch a competitive 1v1 map that fits with the theme of the Jam. At the end of the Jam the submitted maps will be judged by our invited pro and the captains of our two collegiate teams.
The creators of the three best maps will each receive $50 NCIX gift cards, in addition to the best gift of all - the three best maps will be played during the Exhibition matches, deciding the victor of the Battle for Manhattan.
Some things to keep in mind if you’re going to be part of the Map Jam:
- RSVP HERE!
- Online participants are welcome.
- It doesn’t have to be pretty. It just has to work.
- Judges are looking at how good the map is, but also how well it fits the theme.
- Have fun and be creative!
HOW TO SUBMIT:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if the file is small enough; if it is too large, email to ask for a link to dropbox
Publish to b.net and tell us your name!!!
CSL and NYU invite you to Think eSports -- an update on the state of StarCraft II -- alongside our awesome lineup of panelists:
- Pro SC2 player Nick "iSAxslav" Ranish of infinity Seven gaming and caster for MLG
- Team Liquid’s Editor-in-Chief Kwanghee “WaxAngel” Woo
- Jessica "Zombiegrub" Chernega, player and upcoming caster
Join us for a conversation on the health of StarCraft II moderated by Professor Charles Pratt of the NYU Game Center. We will take questions from the live and online audience.
The NYU and Columbia CSL teams decide, once and for all, who will be the Kings of Manhattan.
This epic battle for glory will be commentated by iSAxslav.
NYU vs Columbia
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Will 'Sireph' Abreu (Protoss)
Terry 'The Intern' Kim (Protoss)
Richard 'Yatagarasu' Shi
Andrew 'Aveonyx' Chen (Zerg)
Justin 'AspecT' Chu (Terran)
Victor 'VictorX' Xia
Jayson 'Death' Lai (Terran)
David 'Savvy' Chen (Protoss)
About the Collegiate Starleague:
The Collegiate Starleague is the premiere collegiate gaming league, with over 318 universities participating in its fifth season. Registration is open November 2 for the sixth season. In addition to the league, we run contests, tournaments, and work with universities to host and promote LAN events across North America. Check out www.cstarleague.com for more info!
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About the NYU Game Center:
Established in 2008, the NYU Game Center is part of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. We celebrate games as a creative practice, and offer a Master's of Fine Arts, undergraduate courses, and public programs on the design, production, and study of games as an aesthetic and cultural form. It is part of our mission to establish New York City as a center of innovation in this important field. You can find more information about the Game Center at gamecenter.nyu.edu
The CSL is sponsored by:
MSI - check out MSI gaming for cutting edge laptop, tech, and gear
Razer - dedicated to designing the best gaming products that any gamer has ever used
NCIX - an amazing online tech retail store that boasts "Great Technology, Selection, and Service"