The College of Kentucky (UK) has joined forces with multinational esports organisation Gen.G to host an invitational competitors involving different universities.
The College of Kentucky Esports Invitational will see a complete of 9 universities compete in League of Legends, Rocket League, and VALORANT tournaments.
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Operating from March 12th till March 14th, scholar casters will present commentary for the tournaments which might be broadcast on the College of Kentucky’s Twitch channel.
Heath Worth, Chief Info Officer at UK, spoke on the information in a launch: “Our college students proceed to be captivated with esports, so we’re thrilled to have the ability to invite different colleges to take part in hopes of offering a novel approach to stage up their aggressive abilities.
“We at all times sit up for offering thrilling alternatives to our college students, and now greater than ever, we hope this invitational gives a platform to proceed connecting with one another across the nation.”
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Alongside being broadcast on Twitch, every of the three tournaments will comprise a $1,000 (£723.17) prize which might be awarded to the successful groups.
UK and Gen.G have labored collectively because the two events entered right into a partnership in October 2019. The deal noticed the organisation construct a gaming and esports programme to open up a wide range of internship and profession alternatives for college kids.
Chris Park, CEO of Gen.G, additionally commented on internet hosting the match: “We’re excited to host our first main invitational with UK with a few of the high esports universities collaborating. Remaining linked and unified in the neighborhood whereas at dwelling through the COVID-19 pandemic is a high precedence for us, and we sit up for bringing a world-class expertise to college students across the nation. It’s wonderful to see the continued buzz round esports within the faculty ecosystem.”
Esports Insider says: Within the two years since Gen.G entered the partnership with UK, the 2 events have created a number of avenues for college kids to be taught and construct a possible profession in esports. The internet hosting of a match is one other vital milestone within the ongoing partnership and will effectively be the beginning of different universities internet hosting tournaments of an analogous nature.
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