University Bookstore part of national video game tournament 

The Independent College Bookstore Association is partnering with the American Video Game League (AVGL), a leading collegiate esports organization owned by BoomTV, to launch the first esports tournament series integrated with college bookstores nationwide. 

The organization has partnered with 10 campus bookstores, including UMaine’s University Bookstore, to start the AVGL Masters: Campus Gaming Series.

To participate, players must visit University Bookstore, lower level of Memorial Union, and scan a QR code on an event poster. 

Once registered, players will compete 3–9 p.m. Nov. 23 in a Fortnite tournament. Participants can play any time during the six-hour window and their top five games will count toward their score. 

The top players will receive prizes including a gaming laptop, headset, backpack and wireless router provided by several sponsors. 

Registration, which must be done at University Bookstore, is free and open to anyone 18 years or older. 

The tournament will take place on the BoomTV esports platform. Full tournament rules are online