(Sacramento) – The 2019 California State Fair & Food Festival is shaping up to be one of best in years and Tuesday was no exception to the excitement that has overwhelmed the first week of the State Fair.
The highly anticipated Esports competition, which needed to be expanded due to popularity, began this week with youth dominating the first three competitions over their adult competitors, including a 12 year old who won the biggest tournament of the State Fair – Fortnite Bear Cup Tournament. With nearly 100 participants in this tournament alone, Preston Vang of Sacramento won $686 in prize money along with a gaming chair from Tabu Ohana. In addition, youth Aiden Chandara of Sacramento and Noah Baldwin of Vacaville, finished second and third respectively.
In the second division Fortnite Tournament, Jackson Trammell of Sacramento finished first, followed by Josh Strom of Elk Grove, and Itamar Zohar of Sunnyvale. In the NBA2K Tournament, Nick Wiedel of Sacramento took home first, followed by Philip Backur of Sacramento. All the top finishers received cash prizes along with a Tabu Ohana gaming chair.
Tuesday also marked “Kids Free Tuesday,” which allowed free admission for all kids 12 and under as well as $2 rides for everyone. If you missed this opportunity, the second and final “Kids Free Tuesday and $2 Rides” will take place next week on July 23, 2019.
“The California State Fair is definitely for everyone, but we especially try to make sure it is a fun and positive experience for our young people,” said Rick Pickering, Cal Expo General Manager and CEO. “It is so exciting to see youth dominate the Esports competition. We encourage all families to come out to the State Fair and take advantage of all the wonderful opportunities that are happening this year.”
For a full list of special events and programs, visit the Fair online at CaStateFair.org or download the CA State Fair app to help.