News Items from UNC Greensboro

Many know Epic Games as the company behind Fortnite, the online survival game where players collaborate to create, play, and compete. In collaboration with UNCG,  the gaming innovator is providing a free learning experiences to North Carolina educators and students to gain the skill set needed to create interactive 3D experiences using Unreal Engine – the world’s most open and advanced real-time 3D creation tool. 

More than 186 high school and college students from 18 counties across the state registered for UNCG’s first-ever Spartan Clash esports tournament. The top 45 qualifiers came to campus for a chance to show off their Fornite skills, meet other competitive esports athletes, and experience the 3,300-square-foot UNCG Esports Arena and Learning Lab firsthand.

It’s a first of its kind event here at UNCG – a weekend of esports tournaments, as well as educational Unreal Engine and Fortnite Creative toolset training provided. Produced in collaboration with Epic Games, the training and tournament finals will be held in the UNCG Esports Arena and Learning Lab, on October 28 and October 29.