Students Staff

6 February 2018

Essex Crown presents The Battle of the Consoles

Filed under: News — ckeitch @ 2.53 pm

On Thursday 8 February Essex Crown are hosting the ultimate battle of the consoles, pitting friends against friends, strangers against strangers, and departments against departments. Join us for an evening of gaming glory. Harriet Bragg, a project worker with our Student Engagement Team tells us more.

What is it?:  The Battle of the Consoles is a drop-in three hour long tournament, where students and staff will represent their departments by battling it out on four different consoles – PS2, PS4, Wii and PC. Last year  the event was ultimately won by the Department of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, with Biological Sciences as the runners up.

Why should I come?:  Whether you’re coming for the fierce competition that Mario Kart against your friends brings, as a quick break from studying, or as a way to relive your childhood favourites from the 2000s, you’re more than welcome to participate.  Even if you just want a quick game by yourself, you can still take part and earn points by setting the best individual scores of the night.

Gaming aside, we’re nearly at the end of the Essex Crown journey for this year – in just over a month, the Crown will come to a close in the Final Showdown, an event in which only the highest scoring departments of the year will be able to put forward a team. Participating in the Battle of the Consoles could well earn your department the points that secure its place.

However, in case that’s not enough, we’ll also be laying on your evening meal with free pizza and snacks up for grabs.

Who is behind the event?: Our  Student Engagement Team which is made up of a  team of five Project Workers. Taking on board feedback from the participants of last year’s event, the group behind the Battle of the Consoles have been responsible for rebranding, developing and marketing the event. With help from the Video Games society we’ve procured some of the most popular games and consoles for you to come and try out.

Where will it be held?:  We’ll be in the CSEE Robotics Arena from 4pm to 7pm.   If you can’t find where to go, enter the CSEE building from Square 1 or 2 and follow the smell of pizza. One of our team will be able to point you in the right direction from there.

How can I find out more?: Join the Essex Crown Facebook group, speak to your departmental Project Worker, or look out for the Crown team on the squares this week on Tuesday and Thursday – we’ll be donning Mario gear so you won’t be able to miss us.

So where can I sign up?: You can sign up online. Just fill in the short survey to book your placeng competition in June 2017, and I’ve written the latest Christmas pantomime for the Lakeside Theatre.

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