Hilltop and Knoxville Library Host First Gaming Competition

posted Mar 16, 2012, 1:57 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 16, 2012, 1:59 PM ]
 “Last round!” Christian announces to the downstairs room in Carnegie Library’s Knoxville Branch. Around this Hilltop staff member sit over a dozen participants in Mt. Oliver’s first ever gaming competition, hosted by the Pittsburgh CONNECTS Hilltop Computer Center in conjunction with the Knoxville Library.

In an effort to increase technology use in the community, the Hilltop Computer Center has partnered with the Knoxville Library. Their first joint event, Tuesday’s gaming tournament introduced youth to the world of games in local area networks (that’s “LAN” in gamer speak).

Using laptops provided by the Hilltop CONNECTS site gamers gathered in the Knoxville Library to compete in tournaments of Armagetron, a game based on the movie TRON.

Simon, a library staff member who facilitated the event, enjoyed partnering with the Hilltop CONNECTS site. “It’s great. We should do more things like this,” he said.

Simon and Hilltop CONNECTS hope to make the competition a recurring event, perhaps alternating location.