Location: Exhibit Hall
October 30 at 4:15pm – November 1 at 12:00pm
Many have heard the term “eSports”, but not many understand the full scope of possibilities until they experience this first-hand. NMTIE was created with the spirit of collaboration and team work. This forward thinking allowed IT Leaders, from all interested institutions in New Mexico, to come together. Solving problems together, pooling resources for shared goals, and helping each other succeed with the many challenges of IT, all in the most demanding and diverse environments possible. eSports provide several benefits in the education space, but provide several new challenges for IT Leadership to address.
In the spirit of collaboration, RTI has partnered with NMTIE, and several NM Education institutions, to provide and present a live ESPORTS SHOWCASE Tournament “Expo”, featuring teams from Higher-ed and K-12 in the State of New Mexico. There will be 8 featured teams playing a “non-sanctioned” 5 vs 5 Showcase Tournament. These players are from actual esports teams in NM, (both Higher-ed and K-12), and will be easy to identify as they are in uniform. This exciting event is being held in the main vendor area on Wednesday and Thursday, with the championship game featured on Friday. Digital signage and live broadcasting will be available during games to update tournament schedule and bracket standings.
We encourage your questions and feedback. To promote relevant discussions, we will have representatives from the following organizations assisting with this event: UNM ESPORTS; NMSU ESPORTS; CNM ESPORTS; NMHU ESPORTS; NMAA. We would also like to extend a special “Thank You” to these organizations for donating their time, resources and equipment to make this event possible.