Southern Lab hosting first-ever esports event to raise funds

The Mardi Gras Tournament Invitational will take place on Feb. 23.

Southern Lab hosting first-ever esports event to raise funds
Southern Lab esports department is hosting its first-ever event on Feb. 23. (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The next step in the evolution of esports at Southern Lab is happening on Feb. 23.

The school’s esports department is hosting its first-ever event: the Mardi Gras Tournament Invitational. The event will be a Playstation 4 round-robin Madden 20 tournament. There will be four groups in the round-robin stage followed by a single-elimination tournament.

Southern Lab esports department is hosting its first-ever event on Feb. 23.
Southern Lab esports department is hosting its first-ever event on Feb. 23. (Source: WAFB)

Participants must be a student with a valid state or school ID between the ages of 13 and 18 with at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

For a complete list of rules, and to register, click here. Registration is $40. All proceeds will benefit the Southern Lab esports department.

First place will receive a $100 prize and a trophy. Second and third place will get $50 and $25, respectively.

Southern Lab esports student athletes will compete for scholarships in a national NBA 2k20 playoff.
Southern Lab esports student athletes will compete for scholarships in a national NBA 2k20 playoff. (Source: WAFB)

The Southern Lab esports team kicked off in October of 2019 and sent one student-athlete to the High School Esports League’s Fall Majors Championship in NBA 2k20 in December.

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