About the Triangle eSports Championship

Kramden Institute and the Triangle Literacy Council, in partnership with the Durham Sports Commission, the Capitol Broadcasting Company, Sony and Lenovo, proudly announce the Triangle eSports Championship (TEC).

TEC 2019 will take place at the Durham Armory on Sunday, February 10th and bring together thousands of eSports enthusiasts and gamers to compete against one another in the Triangle’s first charitable gaming tournament of its kind. We hope to have 1,000 participants and spectators, along with a significantly larger number of online/streaming viewers coming in through Twitch, YouTube, and other streaming platforms. In addition to the gaming tournament, some of the area’s largest technology and gaming firms will participate as sponsors, exhibitors or vendors at the event. Our goal is to grow TEC into North Carolina’s largest annual gaming tournament and eventually, one of the largest on the East Coast.

Purpose & Benefit

TEC 2019 showcases the Triangle as an emerging esports/gaming hotspot. It also directly benefits our community as all proceeds from the event fund digital inclusion and literacy efforts in the Triangle offered by local non-profits Kramden Institute and the Triangle Literacy Council. While the Triangle is known worldwide as a technology hub, tens of thousands of students and their families here still struggle to use and access technology to enhance their education and future aspirations. By partnering together, TLC and Kramden have helped thousands across the area become digitally literate, employable, and equipped with the technology tools and training they need to succeed in school and at work, to find economic opportunity, and to help their communities flourish. Together these two 501(c)(3) non-profits will use the proceeds from TEC 2019 to:

  • Provide basic digital literacy training to communities in need
  • Provide basic literacy, life skills and workforce development services
  • Provide refurbished computers and computing technology
  • Offer STEM education programs to underserved students
Contact Us

Our Steering Committee

Matt Tubergin

Digital Turbine

Shawn Vaughan


Ashleigh Bachert

Durham Sports Commission

Alan Gill

Ultimate Comics and NC Comicon

Walter Rotenberry


Brandon Huffman

IGDA and Odin Law

Errol Reese

Sports Broadcaster

Rex Stover


Lawrence Campbell


Michael Abensour

Kramden Institute

Chris Cheney, CPA

Carr, Riggs and Ingram

Laura Walters

Triangle Literacy Council

Jatovi McDuffie

Managing Director,
Triangle eSports Championship