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Harrisburg University congratulates the Susquehanna Soniqs professional Esports team on winning the PUBG Global Invitational.S championship this week.

The Harrisburg-based team, for which HU President Dr. Eric Darr and Professor Charles Palmer help provide strategic direction and content for, beat out 31 other teams during a six-week tournament at Studio Paradise in Incheon, South Korea.

The team competed in a game called Player Unknown Battle Ground (PUBG) during the tournament which marked the beginning of the 2021 season organized by PUBG Corporation. The championship also represents a profitable start to the season for the Soniqs who won a nearly $1.3 million prize.

Check out the following media coverage of the championship win below:

PennLive: Central Pa.-based esports team wins global title, $1.3M

Fox43: Harrisburg esports team crowned global champions

Abc27: Harrisburg professional esports team wins $1.3 million in video game tournament

For information about Harrisburg University’s Bachelor of Science in Esports Management, Production, and Performance, and the Harrisburg University Storm, HU’s championship-winning varsity collegiate Esports team, click here.

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