Unified February Newsletter | Live Event and MEC Updates
UNIFIED LIVE EVENT SEASON HAS ARRIVED
It’s February and here at Unified, that means LIVE EVENT SEASON IS BACK! We are kicking off the year with our Midwest Esports Conference and All In Esports Expo. With just a week until we head to Jacksonville, Illinois for our first stop of the MEC, we had to reach out and share with you how much fun we are all about to have this month! Get ready, get set, and let’s GO play some Video Games!
Joke of the Month
All we have to say is this: Who’s ready for Prize Shop and Quest Desk Shenanigans at Unified events?
February 11th & 12th is right around the corner which means the Gaming Fanfest Illinois College is almost here! We’re so excited for the 5th season of MEC to begin so we want to introduce to you the 8 schools with 1 sentence descriptions from each School’s Director:
Briar Cliff Esports
1st year program looking to have some fun and get some wins!
Drury University, founding member of the MEC, returns most of the roster from last season with some exciting new additions - the Panthers are ready to make their mark.
Grand View University
The most dominant team in MEC history.
University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign
We at Illini Esports are proud to be a student-led organization that strives to support our players in every way possible and achieve success and glory throughout every facet of Esports, including League of Legends in which our Illini Orange team shall display its dominance most
The IC Esports program is a place where student athletes learn how to behave as professionals, as well as what kind of hard work it takes to chase after greatness.
Ohio Northern University
ONU's esports program caters after ONU's academic goals where career progress and success in the classroom is most important, but the esports program encompasses casual gaming to high level competitive play.
We are more than just gamers, we are a family.
Purdue Northwest University
Dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community.
Grand View are the 2022 MEC Champions so it will be exciting to see if they can defend their throne! Be sure to check out our upcoming Live Event offerings here
TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE - UNIFIED STAFF EDITION
After revealing our 2023 staff team to you last month, we want to take the time to learn things about some of our staff. Below, we are going to play 2 truths and a lie. For each correct answer you dm to @UnifiedEA on Twitter, you will get a prize ticket at the next event you attend (claimable through April 1st no April Fools Joke)
- Monday is cheeseburger day - I have 2 sisters - Wichita is my favorite place in the world
- In 8th grade I was a backup dancer in a rap video - My grandma has 11 chihuahuas - I was the 65th ranked player in the world for the board game Dominion in 2016
- I've only broken 1 bone before - My first video game was Buzz Lightyear of Star Command for the Gameboy - My first Shiny Pokémon was a Bouldore
- I cook everything with a microwave - I've been to Greece - Minecraft is my favorite game all time
Thanks for reading the 2023 February Unified Newsletter! This month is going to be a lot of fun getting to see you all at Illinois College and continuing to work on some more upcoming events for March/April. If you want to get involved, be sure to head to the Unified Website or email [email protected] to find ways to join the fun!