Register now for “Battle in the Forest” Esports gaming tournament May 18

Monday, April 15, 2024 - 11:58am

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department will host an online Esports gaming tournament featuring the game "Tekken 8" on Saturday, May 18. Presented by Ting Internet, the tournament will serve as a qualifier for the BODYARMOR State Games FGC Gohon Kumite eSports Tournament in August. Results from this tournament will determine participant positioning in the BODYARMOR tournament.

Open to players ages 13 and older, the online tournament is free to play on all consoles and PCs and will be live streamed on Registration is open through Wednesday, May 15, at Please note: Tekken 8 is rated “T” for “Teen.”

Participants will compete in a one-on-one, single-day, double-elimination tournament to run in conjunction with "Bull City Gaming” and BODYARMOR State Games. The matches will be best of three, while the championship match will be best of five.

In the event more than 32 participants register, the tournament will expand to two days with the qualifying rounds taking place on May 18 and the top eight participants battling it out in the finals on Sunday, May 19.

As an added incentive, the first 30 people to register will have their name entered into a drawing for a chance to win a customized Battle in the Forest Esports PS5 controller. You must participate in the tournament to be eligible for the drawing. An assortment of prizes will be given to our top three participants including an Esports scholarship from Barton College Esports.

The first-place winner will receive a HORI PS5 Tekken 8 Edition Fight Stick. For more information, contact Community Center Supervisor Grayson Pridgen at 919-554-6726 or [email protected].