By Christina Manuel
The BSC showcased the new Nintendo Switch system in the Games Room Etc. while hosting a Mario Kart tournament night for all students.
Most competitors arrived early to check in to learn the rules for the tournament, and to stake out the competition with their friends. The event was held 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 1.
The Games Room looks forward to putting to good use the newly installed Nintendo Switch system.
With high hopes the BSC wants students to come back to take advantage of the new console on their own time.
Student Assistant Supervisor of the BSC Games Room and fourth-year kinesiology student Andrew Tseng hopes that if the Nintendo Switch gets enough use from students, the Games Room may consider getting another Nintendo Switch console for more students to enjoy.
“Anyone can use it,” Tseng said.
“We’re using the Mario kart tournament to promote it, but we have different games too.”
With around 20 gamers signed up to compete, the Games Room was filled with students from all majors to race their way to become one of the top three winners.
Walk-in students were allowed to compete as well as the excitement in the Games Room drew a small crowd of new students who hadn’t heard about the tournament.
Second-year psychology student and one of the hosts of the Mario Kart tournament Genesis Zamora encourages people to sign up for any tournament or event beforehand.
This way the Games Room can better accommodate the space and equipment needed for everyone.
For any event, students can sign up and check in at the front desk of the Games Room.
However, the Games Room will still accommodate everyone who attends without signing up.
The winners of the Mario Kart tournament won prizes; third place received two movie tickets, second place received a movie theater bundle with two tickets and a gift card for a movie theater and first place received a $50 bronco bucks gift card.
Sticking to Mario games, Super Smash Bros is another game that most game room users are used to although; Mario Kart is more user-friendly and easy to learn game.
“I don’t think anyone can hate Mario,” Tseng said.
Other games are available to play in the Games Room upon request.
This was the second Mario Kart tournament hosted by the Games Room, and staff members are planning to host more in the future.
William Wong, a fourth-year applied math student was one of the Mario Kart tournament competitors, and enjoyed his first time racing other students in the game.
“We could use more of these nights,” Wong said.
Wong and his friends enjoyed their stress-free and fun night and plan to come back to other game night events.
Visit the BSC to get informed about new events hosted by the Games Room, and follow the CPP Games Room on Instagram at @asigamesroom.
Christina Manuel / The Poly Post
Prizes for the tournament included movie tickets, gift cards, and a $50 bronco bucks gift card
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