One last chance for gamers to show off their skills

Erik Urycki

It will be a “mission accomplished” for the student who can answer the “call of duty” tonight in the Rathskeller.

Kent Student Center Programming is sponsoring the final Xbox tournament of the semester, featuring the award-winning game Call of Duty 3.

The winner of the tournament will be coined the champion and receive the newly released Call of Duty 4 which USA Today calls, “one of the year’s best.”

Kevin Pospichel, junior philosophy major and manager of Kent Student Center Programming, said the tournament will be set up like the previous ones, unless the turnout is big.

“Based on the turnout, we will have teams playing teams,” Pospichel said. “That’s if we get enough people. If there is a smaller crowd, we will do individual competition.”

Pospichel said they won’t know how the tournament will be set up until after the sign-up ends — shortly before the tournament starts.

The competition is the fifth Xbox tournament the group has hosted this semester.

Pospichel said they are in the planning stages for the spring semester and are optimistic the tournament series will grow in size.

“We are going to continue the tournaments next semester,” Pospichel said. “We are actually looking to have bigger tournaments that will be held in the KSC Ballroom. The games will be played on a 30-foot projection screen.”

Ronnie McArdle, sophomore political science major and programmer for Kent Student Center Programming, said the Xbox tournaments held this semester were always a good time.

“America loves competition,” McArdle said. “We like to see a winner, we like to see a loser. We like to know we can beat someone at something.

“I remember when I was a freshman,” McArdle said. “My first semester — there wasn’t a lot going on, especially if you are a guy. You could get to a party if you were a girl — being a guy — you need to find something to do on campus.”

Tonight’s tournament will commence at 9 p.m. and go until a winner is announced.

Contact on-campus entertainment reporter Eric Urycki at [email protected].