Sunday night things got weird and extremely exciting in the world of ASU "e-sports". The finals of a video game competition called "Heroes of the dorm" was televised on ESPN2.
It involved ASU students playing against Cal in a best of five series of games on different maps. Each player on the winning team walked away with roughly $75,000. It involved dragons breathing fire, and lots of "going ham on this core" according to one of four play-by-play announcers. ASU lost the match 3-2.
What was actually happening on the screen? I couldn't tell you. What I do know is that Twitter had a blast and the announcers maybe had even more fun.
Here's a story on the players Fox 10 did before the match.
LEEEEEEEROOOY JEEEEENKINNNS! pic.twitter.com/ReoVlj07KZ— SportsNation (@SportsNation) April 27, 2015
#HeroesOfTheDorm TURN UP ASU !!!!— 5⃣ (@Manny_Wilkins5) April 27, 2015
Each of the 5 players on the 1st place team on Heroes of the Dorm tonight will win up to $75K towards their college tuition.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 27, 2015
We can't wait until our defensive line goes HAM on the Core.— St. Louis Rams (@STLouisRams) April 27, 2015
If ASU is able to come back, Mill Ave is definitely running out of beer tonight.— Brett Hansen (@bretthansen5) April 27, 2015
ASU eSports team = total babe magnets— Paola Boivin (@PaolaBoivin) April 27, 2015
LET'S GO DEVILS *CLAP*CLAP*CLAPCLAPCLAP* LET'S GO DEVILS *CLAP*CLAP*CLAPCLAPCLAP* LET'S GO DEVILS *CLAP*CLAP*CLAPCLAPCLAP*— Jedi ASU (@JediASU) April 27, 2015
Really hope that the #ePac12-Refs don't become a factor in this game— Brad Denny (@BDenny29) April 27, 2015
I have no idea what I'm watching on ESPN2 right now... But GO DEVILS!! #HeroesOfTheDorm— Michael Bercovici (@MikeBerco) April 27, 2015
Step aside football, Arizona State is a video game school. https://t.co/ZrGe1NmAuX— Adam Green (@theAdamGreen) April 27, 2015
NEVER DRUG TEST THESE KIDS— Rembert Browne (@rembert) April 27, 2015
Future headline: Ray Anderson Hires Nintendo Founder to Coach ASU— Tyler Emerick (@TylerEmerick) April 27, 2015
This will be the league that lures Andrew Luck away from football.— Ryan Nanni (@celebrityhottub) April 27, 2015
Video games on ESPN2 is definitely what Michael Crow had in mind when he said ASU is a "New American University"— House of Sparky (@HouseOfSparky) April 27, 2015
WE GOT THE DRAGON!!!! HELL HAS BEEN UNLEASHED— ASU Madness (@ASU_Madness) April 27, 2015
GOING HAM ON THIS CORE— Pablo S. Torre (@PabloTorre) April 27, 2015
97 Rose Bowl, 2015 Heroes Of The Dorm Finals— Jordan Hamm (@JordyHamm) April 27, 2015
Heartbreaking. pic.twitter.com/rcZf1C61Dr— Joey Artigue (@Joey_Artigue) April 27, 2015
Nov. 28, 2015. Berkeley, Calif.— Sun Devil Football (@FootballASU) April 27, 2015