On 10th October 2021, a local video game tournament for cult video game Super Smash Bros was held in Jersey. Smash on the Rock – Sponsored by SystemLabs, took place at Kingsman Executive Office Suites and the matches were streamed to a global audience over video game streaming platform Twitch.
The ‘Smash on the Rock’ tournament was one of many held across the globe for the fan favourite Nintendo game. The spaces were limited to 32 players and was open to players of all ages and skill level. The Jersey event saw local players face off against each other using a combination of skill and dexterity. The winner, Xavii (gaming handle), was crowned at the end of the day.
Sponsoring the event meant we could help James Morris, the organiser of the tournament, bring gamers in Jersey together. “I’ve been a fan for of the game for a long time and quickly realised how many people shared my passion when I saw these Smash Bros tournaments take place all over the world. I decided to arrange this event to not only give gamers in Jersey the opportunity to experience in-person tournaments but to build the gaming community.”
Steve Quinn, our Director said “We’re really pleased to have sponsored this event. Where computer games once had a negative stigma attached to them we have seen how playing online creates communities and friendships. Being able to be part of this event which brought gamers together after a long period of limited social interaction for us all is a great feeling and it shows how important technology is at creating connections between people.”