May 14, 2020

SIU Recreational Sports and Services will host summer esports league

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Recreational Sports and Services (RSS) is sponsoring a free summer Recreational Esports League.

The virtual gaming league is open to anyone enrolled in SIU Carbondale courses for the summer or fall 2020 semesters or who is a current RSS member.

Online signup is available through May 30. The summer league play runs June 1 to July 31 and winners will receive a championship T-shirt.

Several games available

All of the matches will be online and players must have their own console and/or personal computer to play.

League play games will include:

  • Mario Kart.
  • NBA 2K20 (PS4 and Xbox).
  • FIFA 20 (PS4 and Xbox).
  • Madden 20 (PS and Xbox).
  • Smash Ultimate.
  • Rocket League 2v2.

For more details

Additional information is available on the RSS Esports League website or by contacting Victor Martin, competitive sports coordinator, at or 618/453-1284.