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Become a CSUN Gaming Champion during “MataGames” from the Games Room of the USU

August 18, 2021


Northridge — The Games Room of the University Student Union (USU) invites all Matadors to jump into the virtual arena and battle with other gamers during MataGames this fall semester! From Wednesday, Aug. 25 to Friday, Dec. 10, all CSUN gamers can join us on the SRC Programs Discord server for an exciting variety of exhilarating competitions including Trivia Nights, Among Us, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Dragon Ball Z Fighter, Rocket League, FIFA 21, ongoing completion bounties and even a special CSUN Gaming Champion Bracket Challenge! 

“Our fun and diverse video game competitions during MataGames at the Games Room will not only encourage Matador gamers to compete for cool prizes, but they can also bond with their friends and peers over their favorite games,” said Sean Haggerty, Student Games Room Supervisor. “Community is important with the USU, so we want to let our students, faculty and staff know that we are always here for them when they want to take a break from school!” 

Put your gaming skills to the test with eight different tournaments this fall during MataGames. All participants in each of the featured game tournaments will have the chance to win gift card prizes from popular retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, the Nintendo eShop and the Playstation Store. Each tournament will also award seasonal points for players that place in the top 3. After all game tournaments are completed, the player with the most combined seasonal points will win the grand prize of a $100 Amazon gift card and 

recognition as CSUN Gaming Champion for fall 2021.

Each video game tournament will take place Thursdays at 5 p.m. on the following dates: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Sept. 16 & Oct. 28), Dragon Ball FighterZ (Nov. 4), Rocket League (Aug. 25, Oct. 14, Nov. 18) and FIFA 21 (Sept. 30 & Dec. 2). In addition, our Among Us Party will take place on select Thursdays (Aug. 26, Oct. 21 and Nov. 26) at 8 p.m. and Trivia Night will take place monthly (Oct. 7, Nov. 11 & Dec. 9) at 6 p.m. The CSUN Gaming Champion Bracket Challenge will continue through October with a registration deadline of Oct. 29 by 11:59 p.m. Completion Bounties will be ongoing from Monday, Sept. 13 to Friday, Dec.10.

Join us for the fun and competition from the Games Room of the USU to connect with other CSUN gamers and then press start to get in on all the action. Grab your gaming controllers and get ready to sign up for all the different tournaments through our Discord. For more information, please visit

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