Welcome to the esport Championship

February 1, 2020 | Register by January 29

Event Description: Get your fingers warmed up for the new event!

UBC Recreation Intramurals in partnership with the UBC esports Association challenges you to participate in this one of a kind event to become the undisputed Super Smash Bros Ultimate champion on campus. Beginners, intermediate and experienced players are all welcome. Don't feel like playing? No worries, come down and watch all the action first hand.

The 2019 esport Championship will be a Super Smash Bros Ultimate showdown on the Nintendo Switch.

Who Can Participate: This FREE Intramural Event is open to UBC Students.

Participation Structure: esport Championship is open to teams of two.

Important Dates

  • Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 5PM
  • Event: Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 12PM to 8PM

Have Questions?

At UBC Recreation we aspire to include everyone in our programs and facilities. But you may have questions or concerns about if this event is right for you. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact our event team at im.events5@ubc.ca. or call 604-822-9052.

When you are registering a team for UBC Recreation Intramurals Leagues or Events, there are a number of different participation options for your team based on the composition of your team in terms of skill level, gender identity and expression, and your campus community affiliations. If you are unsure of what to register for, follow these two steps prior to registering your team


Competitive vs. Just For Fun

The first decision that you’ll have to make is whether your team wants to be a competitive team, recreational team or a just for fun team.

Competitive Teams

Competitive teams are eligible for advancements, finals, and ultimately the winning of a championship shirt! In Intramural Leagues, there are also multiple tiers within each team structure which are outlined below in the Leagues Tier Explanation step.

If your team wants to compete as a competitive team, continue down this page to decide on the different team structure options for you to compete in.

Recreational Teams

Recreational teams are similar in all aspects to Competitive teams, just at a lower intensity and skill level.  Teams in this category still compete for championships in playoffs, and all games are officiated.

Just For Fun Teams

If you’re here to try something new, or you just want to have fun outside of a competitive atmosphere, the Just For Fun category could be right for you! Please note that these teams do not qualify for advancements or championships, and in leagues they are not officiated.

If your team wants to participate as a Just For Fun Team then you can skip over the Team Structure and Tier Explanations, and jump to UBC Community Affiliations. In the Just For Fun category, team gender requirements are not applicable.


Competitive/Recreational Team Categories

UBC strives to build a respectful and welcoming environment for all participants to enhance well-being, participation and a sense of community on campus through opportunities in Athletics and Recreation. We, acknowledge gender identity and gender expression as a spectrum. If you have further questions about our competitive team categories, please visit our Building a Respectful and Welcoming Environment in Recreation page.

If your team wants to compete on a competitive team you have three different team categories to choose from: Open; Women’s, Two-Spirit, Trans, & Gender Non-Conforming; and CoRec. We encourage individuals to self-select where they feel they belong within the participation structure. UBC Recreation welcomes all our participants and we want to encourage participation for all.

Open Category

Men, Women, Two-Spirit, Trans, Gender Non-Conforming
This category welcomes all individuals to participate regardless of gender.

Women’s (W2STGN) Category

Women, Two-Spirit, Trans, Gender Non-Conforming
This category welcomes participation by those who self-identify as women, two-spirit, trans and gender non-conforming.

Mixed (CoRec) Category

Men, Women, Two-Spirit, Trans, Gender Non-Conforming
This category welcomes all individuals to participate regardless of gender; however, teams must adhere to a maximum number of self-identified men. Please refer to specific programs under the “Event Overview” or “League Overview” tab for additional information.

Once you have selected your team category

If you are registering for an Intramural League, move on to Leagues Tier Explanations to choose the Tier that best suits your team’s skill level in the respective sport.
If you are registering for an Intramural Event, please skip Leagues Tier Explanations and jump to UBC Community Affiliations to decide if your team will compete for a specific UBC Community or in the Campus Wide Division.


UBC Community Affiliations

Regardless of whether you’re competing in a competitive or just for fun team you have the ability to compete as a Campus Wide team or a Divisional team and represent your affiliated UBC Community Unit.

Divisional Teams

What is a Divisional Team?

If your team is made up of individuals from a single UBC Community Unit – faculty or residence – you qualify to compete as a Divisional team. For a list of all Divisions and Units, visit the Unit Rankings by Division page.

For Divisional Teams, each team is allowed one “import”, an individual on your roster who is not from your declared unit.

Why compete as a Divisional Team?

Throughout the year we keep track of the participation and performance of teams that qualify in Divisional Units. Typically, teams are comprised of members entirely from a single faculty, department, or residence. At the end of the year at the Hall of Fame event, awards are handed out for each Division based on their unit’s participation.

In addition, Divisional competitive teams compete separately from Campus Wide teams in Day of the LongBoat and Storm The Wall, and in all Intramural Leagues. There are entirely separate championship awards for Divisional teams. For more information, visit the Earl Awards and Unit Points page.

Campus Wide Teams

The Campus Wide division does not have any restrictions on units.

Participation Structure Day(s) Times Location Register by Team Cost Registration Course Code UBC Students Register
Open Team Saturday, February 1st 12:00 - 8:00pm Ponderossa Ballroom Jan 29 FREE! 71302

How do I find or create a team?

The most traditional way to find a team for all Intramural Leagues, Tournaments, Races, and Events is to talk to people in your classes, faculties, clubs, residences, and among your friends to find people who are also interested in participating in one of our dozens of programs.

Once you’ve got at least the minimum # of players of players to sign up, you can register online at the Intramurals Online Registration Page , or in person at the Operations Desk of the Student Recreation Centre

Please be aware of the registration deadlines for the individual programs, and note that many of our programs do fill up, so it is better to register before the registration deadline.

What if I still can’t find a team?

1. Free Agent Facebook Group

UBC Recreation Intramurals hosts a Facebook Group where players who are looking for a team, and teams that are looking for more players can be connected.  Please use the program specific threads for the League or Event(s) you are interested in participating in. For a more detailed listing of possible play times for all League Sports, please check out the Intramural Leagues Days of Play Schedule

2. Free Agent Meetings

Your second option is to attend the Free Agent Meeting. At this meeting, we will try and match you up with other like-minded people and hopefully get you into position to register a team. Here are the currently scheduled Free Agent Meetings:

  • Free Agent Meeting for Winter Leagues – Thursday, Jan 9, 2020 – 5:00pm – Student Recreation Centre

I’ve never played before, or I haven’t played in a long time. What can I do?

This year, we’ve added a Learn to Play night for each league.  During this free, hour-long session, you will be taught the basic skills and rules of the sport or activity you are interested in so that you are confident going into the Intramural Season.  Learn to Play night is Wednesday, September 11th for all League sports.  Specific time and location can be found on each League Page under Important Dates.

I’m looking for something a little more casual

UBC Intramurals offers a lot of casual or informal programs for those who are looking to play their favourite sports, but without a long commitment or a competition structure to follow.

Drop-In Programs

Most facilities under UBC Recreation have drop-in opportunities to play various sports associated with that venue including ice hockey, swimming, basketball, volleyball, and futsal. There are also opportunities to try less traditional sports such as Wheelchair Basketball and Cricket. Check out the Drop-In Schedule

Staff and Faculty Volleyball League

Each Wednesday at 12:00pm at the Student Recreation Centre UBC Staff and Faculty come come drop in and play volleyball for free.  To sign up, please check out the Staff and Faculty Volleyball League sign up. All skill levels are present and welcome!

Latest esport Championship News

Get to Know esport Championship

You’d be lying if you said you never dreamed of being a Super Smash Bros. champion and now, we’re finally giving you the chance to live that dream through! 

 

 

esport Championship is one of the newest events taking place this year in collaboration with the UBC Esport Association, and we know you must all have some burning questions that need answering so here’s a rundown of what we think you need to know. If you’re ready to register now follow this link, esport Championship registration , if not keep on reading

 

What is the esport Championship exactly? 

3 words, 14 letters; SUPER SMASH BROS. 

Even more than that, it’s a FREE tournament in pairs that will compete throughout the event for a championship title at the top. In your pairs you will battle against other teams, using provided consoles and controllers, until we have a championship match. 

Are you a beginner gamer and worried you might get bumped too early? No worries, even if you get out within the first round of matches you will still get a chance to play against others teams in a consolation tournament. 

Did you know that there’s a difference between the Mario universe and the Super Smash Bros.? Because there most definitely is, if you’re really invested in the occasion take a moment to brush up on all of your Super Smash Bros. character knowledge and stats to figure out which character you think will help bring you to victory. 

 

When is it? 

The event takes place on February 1st from 12pm-8pm in the Ponderosa Ballroom, 6445 University Blvd. Luckily, it’s on a Saturday so it’s a great way (without missing classes) to wind down, have lots of fun with friends, and meet new people! 

 

The Most Exciting Part?!

The whole tournament builds up to 1 final legendary battle and the crowd presence is rumoured to be unreal!! The UBC Esport Association prides themselves on an unforgettable Super Smash Bros. finale. Try to stick around to the end if you have the time because you definitely won’t want to miss it!

 

 

 

Once you’ve found your trusty partner, sign up at esport Championship registration  before January 29th 

 

 

WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU THERE!