Announcing Teams Competing in RIFT OF THE NORTH: The Region’s First Collegiate Esports Tournament

April 5-6, 2019 at MSUM Nemzek Hall in Moorhead, MN

Local and regional esports teams compete in the area’s first collegiate esports tournament

MOORHEAD, MN, March 21, 2019 – Varsity and club esports teams from universities in five states will compete in the region’s first collegiate esports tournament, Rift of the North.

Varsity teams from Graceland University (IA), Midland University (NE), St. Ambrose University (IA), South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and the tournament host, the University of Jamestown will all be competing in both League of Legends and Overwatch tournaments. Club teams from Minnesota State University Moorhead, the University of Minnesota, North Dakota State University, and Valley City State University will also compete in the tournaments.

The teams will be battling for a $5,000 Rift of the North Prize pool on April 5-6 at MSUM Nemzek Hall in Moorhead, MN. The event is free and open to the public, and concessions will be available.

There will also be a free, all-ages Fortnite Foray. Players should bring their own mobile device (such as tablet, phone, Nintendo Switch, etc.) to play Fortnite. The Fortnite Foray will run alongside the collegiate tournament both days, and will end when the final tournament begins on Saturday so attendees can watch the championship game.  There will be many great prizes, and the first 100 registrants will receive a free Gravity Gaming esports jersey. RSVP today:

Sponsors that are making the tournament possible include: Myriad Mobile, Bremer Bank, Choice Financial, Avalon Events Center, WEX Health, MSUM, Gravity Gaming by ByteSpeed, and the University of Jamestown.

Gravity Gaming ( is a brand dedicated to PC gaming and collegiate esports, created by ByteSpeed ( We’ve combined our passion for PC gaming with more than 20 years of computer industry experience to create Gravity Gaming.