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(WAUSAU, Wis.) – A high-tech sport is being added to the Badger State Games this winter through a partnership with Northcentral Technical College (NTC). Esports will feature gaming competitions in League of Legends, Rocket League and Super Smash Bros Ultimate, which will be held at NTC’s Wausau campus in the esports arena on February 15 – 16, 2020.

Athletes can register teams to compete in League of Legends and Rocket League. Up to sixteen teams will be seeded in these competitions with payouts going to the teams that place in the top three. Additionally, athletes can register individually to compete in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. This double-elimination competition will guarantee three games for each athlete and also includes payouts to the top three finishers. All athletes who register for esports will also receive a Badger State Games t-shirt.

“We are so excited to expand the Badger State Games by adding esports through our partnership with NTC,” said Nick Ockwig, Badger State Games Event Director. “We couldn’t have asked for a better esports partner or facility to welcome athletes to the 31st annual winter games.”

Esports registration is currently underway for the Badger State Games online at

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Northcentral Technical College ( is north central Wisconsin's premier two-year college of choice and is a resource for all District residents. It provides individuals, organizations and businesses with quality skills training in a wide range of programs designed to build a competitive, technologically advanced workforce in today's rapidly changing global environment. NTC has seven convenient locations and three Centers of Excellence in Antigo, Medford, Merrill, Phillips, Spencer, Wausau and Wittenberg.

Kelsi Seubert

Kelsi Seubert

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