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Durham Armory

212 Foster Street

Durham, NC 27701

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The Triangle’s First Charitable eSports Tournament

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Don't miss the action at the Triangle eSports Championship (TEC)! TEC 2019 brings together eSports enthusiasts and gamers of all ages to compete in the Triangle’s first charitable gaming tournament. Join us at the Durham Armory on Sunday, Feb. 10 to compete for cash and prizes in Fortnite and Rocket League tournaments. All day long, watch the action and root for your favorites, enjoy the PlayStation Showcase, freeplay on your own handheld console with other attendees, and enjoy food and drinks. Families are welcome — please check our age guidelines.

Step 1: Tournament Registration

To compete in the Rocket League* and Fortnite tournaments you must register for them separately in addition to buying a ticket. Complete your tournament registration here. Tournament spaces are limited. Your tournament registration info must match your ticket info. These tournaments will be played on Windows PCs. Please bring your own peripherals.

*We have reached the 32 team limit with Rocket League. All new rocket league submissions will be placed on a stand-by list. If a team drops out we will replace that team based on the stand-by list.

Step 2: Purchase a Ticket

Complete your ticket purchase. Your ticket gives you access to the event all day.

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Visit the event site for answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Age Guidelines

All ages can attend and play. We have a couple rules for those under 18:

  • Minors age 14 and under MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Anyone accompanying a minor must have their own ticket to enter.
  • If a minor (under 18) wins a tournament prize, a parent or legal guardian must sign an IRS form 1099 to collect the prize.
  • Children under 3 can attend free with a parent or guardian but cannot participate in tournaments.

Parents: TEC 2019 is designed for everyone to have a have a fun, safe time. If you are accompanying a minor, you must also purchase a ticket. You are welcome to sign up to play in the tournaments or you can watch the action and enjoy all the other activities.

Schedule

Doors open at 11 AM. See the complete schedule here. Your ticket gives you all-day access to tournaments, spectator seating, freeplay, the PlayStation Showcase, and more. Tournaments occur throughout the day. If you're competing in Fortnite or Rocket League, make sure you check in on time (1-2 hours before start of play).

  • 1:00 PM - Rocket League Tournament
  • 5:00 PM - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Grudge Match - UNC vs Duke Students
  • 6:00 PM - Fortnite Tournament

Benefit Our Community

All proceeds support two non-profits, Kramden Institute and the Triangle Literacy Council. They help thousands of Triangle residents become digitally literate and equipped with the technology they need to succeed. Kramden and TLC are proud to partner with the Durham Sports Commission, the Capitol Broadcasting Company, Sony and Lenovo for TEC 2019.

I’m new to eSports events. What can I expect from TEC 2019?

Esports, or competitive gaming tournaments, is an exciting form of entertainment that’s growing fast. TEC 2019 mixes YOU with professional gamers and lots of gaming activities. You can sign up to play in the Fortnite Tournament (solos) and the Rocket League Tournament (teams of 2). If you score enough points, you could win a prize of up to $2,000. Other activities throughout the day include the PlayStation Showcase, freeplay on your own handheld console, and watching the tournaments and the announcers calling the action. TEC is a family-friendly event. Volunteers and security will be present all day to ensure a safe, respectful, and fun time for everyone.

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Durham Armory

212 Foster Street

Durham, NC 27701

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