• Joshua Strong

Students Compete in Gaming Tournament

The broadcasting and professional communication program at Minot State hosted a “Super Smash Brothers” tournament in Swain Hall on April 28. Twenty students competed for the spoils of a Nintendo Switch for first place.

Devan Shumway, a junior broadcast and professional communication major and KMSU social media manager, assisted in setting up the event. He also competed in and was surprised at the turn out.

“I didn’t think it was going to be as big as it was,” Shumway said. “I’m glad we had all the resources. We had three [Nintendo] Switches to put it on, and everyone was having a good time.”

Layn Sarsten, a senior broadcasting and professional communication major and KMSU radio manager, was the events organizer. He spent months planning and promoting the event.

“The biggest challenge was trying to figure out how we want to get people’s attention, so I had to do a lot of research on how to run a tournament like this,” Sarsten said. “I took a look at bigger tournaments and then simplified it from there.”

Sarsten worked with MSU Life to promote the event and arrange the prizes. He and other students hope that events like this will continue for semesters to come.

“We’re already talking with Aaron Hughes about doing this again next semester,” Sarsten said. “I think were aiming at the week after Homecoming, so it’s already in the works.

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