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Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (HU) will once again organize, sponsor, and host the HUE Invitational – one of the largest university-run esports events in the United States. Each year, collegiate esports teams from across the country travel to Harrisburg and HU to compete for the coveted title of HUE Champion. Harrisburg University has sponsored the event annually since 2018.

“The HUE Invitational is a great opportunity for the invited universities to show off their teams very early in the competitive calendar and see how they compare with other top teams in the country,” said Mike Navarro, Director of Esports at HU. “Furthermore, it allows Harrisburg University to show off our campus and give our students the chance to get hands-on experience in putting on a LAN tournament.”

This year, eight Valorant, eight League of Legends, and 12 Rocket League teams are invited to the event. Harrisburg University graciously acknowledges the support of Intel, which is supporting the HUE Invitational again this year by supplying Intel® NUC “Beast Canyon” 11th Gen PCs for the entirety of the tournament.

Here are the event details for 2024:


  • Friday, September 20 (beginning at 8:00 AM) through Sunday, September 22 (until the final match ends – approximately 7:30 PM).


Who is Invited?

  • Harrisburg University is excited to welcome new and returning teams to the competition. A full list of competitors will be announced later this summer.

HUE Invitational is the definitive collegiate esports competition. It not only provides visiting students a chance to experience the rigors of a competitive esports tournament, but also gives HU’s STORM esports athletesInteractive Media majors, and Esports Management majors opportunities to immerse themselves in every aspect of esports event management, including administration, broadcasting, shoutcasting, and more.

HU prides itself on being one of the most decorated collegiate esports programs in the country, with three national championships via the former Overwatch 2 team and two “Best Collegiate Esports Program” titles from the Tempest Awards.


The Storm is the varsity esports team at Harrisburg University, competing in Rocket LeagueLeague of Legends, and Valorant. The Storm is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). HU Storm competitors pursue degrees in today’s hottest fields, including esports, IT, and computer sciences, while competing under the guidance of a world-class coaching staff in our state-of the-art practice space. With support from HU, The Storm stands at the forefront of helping students achieve the professional knowledge needed to succeed in the esports industry. For more information about The Storm, visit their official webpage, follow the team on Twitter/ and Instagram, get team and event updates on Facebook, see videos from past competitions on YouTube, and watch live gameplay on The Storm’s official Twitch channel.


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