News by Barin Von Foregger September 21, 2018
Holmes students participate in C Spire Gaming event Members of the Gaming Club (Goodman) and HAVOC (Ridgeland) who participated in a half-day gaming tournament and fellowship event at C Spire headquarters in Ridgeland on Saturday, Sept. 15. Members of the Holmes Community College Gaming Club from the Goodman Campus and HAVOC, Holmes Allied Video and Online Club, from the Ridgeland Campus participated in a half-day gaming tournament (CSG 1.10) and fellowship event at C Spire Headquarters in Ridgeland on Saturday, Sept. 15.
"We started our gaming club last year in an attempt to build a community around a hobby so many of our employees enjoy," said C Spire Corporate Recruiter Cole Cochran. "We meet for six hours one Saturday a month, crush some pizza and game in C Spire's low-latency fiber environment. One of our goals is to hold tournaments around Mississippi with a culminating event in the Jackson area. To build towards that, we want to create connections within the gaming communities around Mississippi."
The Holmes Gaming Club meets on Sunday nights at 6 p.m. in the CCN Room of McMorrough Library. This club is for any students who enjoy video game, card games, board games, etc., and is sponsored by Director of Library Services Jim Thompson.
"Holmes Gaming Club of Goodman had the opportunity to play with and against our HAVOC gaming club counterparts from the Ridgeland Campus on Saturday," Thompson said. "We had a great time and plan to come back and compete there on a monthly basis!"
HAVOC meets in the Adcock Library Conference Room on the Ridgeland Campus the second and last Thursday (of the month) afternoon at 1 p.m.
Multimedia/Web Specialist Barin von Foregger sponsors the club.
"We have an energetic group of creative thinkers in HAVOC … a group that loves art, gaming and film making," von Foregger said. "The C Spire Gaming event is an outstanding opportunity for these students to talk and play games with industry professionals, as well as other students from around the Metro."