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(Mobile, AL – August 7, 2019) – Mobile Alabama Bowl officials today expanded their partnership with Battle at the Bowl and announced they are kicking off an online esports tournament designed to bring college football fans, students and alumni together with esports enthusiasts. Battle at the Bowl creates communities of players and fans surrounding college football teams and their universities, thus changing a passive observer into an active participant.

Battle at the bowl will feature various opportunities for participants to compete and play including the “Open Game Play” and the additional tournament play through the “Games of the Week” series. Registration for Battle at the Bowl allows for unlimited play throughout the college football season in five esports game titles, including Overwatch, Rocket League, Madden, Hearthstone and Halo 3.

Through “Open Game Play” registrants can select to compete for their favorite college football team, building on the affinity college football fans have for their university. Pre-registration begins today, August 7th and continues through Bowl Season. Open Game Play starts on Tuesday, August 13.

With registration, players have the opportunity to play in Battle at the Bowl’s special series of “Games of the Week” featuring Mid-American Conference or Sun Belt Conference schools.  Participants will compete against their rival schools to help their university win. Top scoring universities and players will be crowned each week. Game of the Week play begins on Saturday, August 24. A full schedule of Games of the Week is available at

Fans can register at or Registration on Battle at the Bowl’s platform allows players to qualify to win prizes including gift cards, Mobile Alabama Bowl game souvenirs, money and more.

The Battle at the Bowl regular-season online play culminates on Sunday, December 1 with the crowning of a Battle at the Bowl Regular Season Champion. Bowl Season Game play begins on Sunday, December 8, a.k.a. “Selection Sunday.” Once the results are posted on Selection Sunday, fans can compete for their favorite team in the Mobile Alabama Bowl, and help their team and university win it all.

Battle at the Bowl will donate a portion of all registration fees to Team Focus, which is the designated charity of the Mobile Alabama Bowl. Competitors will also have the opportunity to donate additional funds directly to the charity during gameplay.

“We are thrilled to bring a new level of excitement to esports where our competitors are playing for their favorite team throughout the college football season,” said Joe Hand, Jr., President, Joe Hand Promotions, the operating partner of Battle at the Bowl. “By supporting Team Focus, we are able to make a difference in our gamers’ communities.”

“Battle at the Bowl presents a unique opportunity to the bowl game, creating a way for each fan to not only cheer on their team, but to actively participate in the game… in the win,” said Mobile Alabama Bowl President, Jerry Silverstein. “This new platform brings together fans of all ages and skill levels from both the Mid-American Conference and the Sun Belt Conference. BATB also catapults our efforts to bring awareness and contribution to the bowl’s charity, Team Focus.”

Two other bowl games are creating similar partnerships with Battle at the Bowl. They include the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, and the Military Bowl presented by Northrop and Grumman.

Follow Battle at the Bowl on social media on Facebook (@Bowlesports), Twitter (@BattleAtTheBowl), and Instagram (@Bowlesports).

The 21st annual Mobile Alabama Bowl will kick off at 6:30 pm (CT) on Monday, Jan. 06, 2020. Top teams from the Mid-American Conference and Sun Belt Conference will square off at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. For more information about tickets, bowl week events and other Mobile Alabama Bowl news, visit or connect with us on Facebook at , Twitter @MA_Bowl, and Instagram @MobileAlabamaBowl.

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Battle at the Bowl Media Contact:
Ike Richman

Mobile Alabama Bowl Contact:
Sherrie Dyal