WAUSAU – A high-tech sport has been added to the Badger State Games this winter through a partnership with Northcentral Technical College.

Esports will feature gaming competitions in League of Legends, Rocket League and Super Smash Bros Ultimate, which will be held at NTC’s Wausau campus in the esports arena Feb. 15 and Feb. 16.

Athletes can register four-person teams to compete in League of Legends and Rocket League. Up to 16 teams will be seeded in these competitions with payouts going to the teams that place in the top three. Additionally, athletes can register individually to compete in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. This double-elimination competition will guarantee three games for each athlete and also includes payouts to the top three finishers. All athletes who register for esports will also receive a Badger State Games T-shirt.

Esports registration is underway for the Badger State Games at www.badgerstategames.org.