The event will be the first of its kind to showcase all levels of scholastic esports from middle school to college at a professional esports venue, while giving students access to leadership panels and scholarship opportunities
STAMFORD, CT (April 27, 2023) – Collegiate Sports Management Group (CSMG) is partnering with Esposure, a global esports technology company focused on developing the next generation of esports professionals and competitive gamers, and Vanta, an inclusive youth esports platform and league that educates and inspires future esports leaders, to host the first middle and high school Texas esports championships at this year’s Collegiate Esports Commissioner’s Cup Texas (CECC Texas) presented by McDonald’s at Esports Stadium Arlington on May 6-7, 2023. This will be the first esports event of its kind to hold all levels of scholastic esports from middle school to college at a professional esports venue.
More than 400 students will be competing across nine gaming titles, including Rocket League, Valorant, Super Smash Bros., and Apex Legends. Students will also have the opportunity to learn more about various scholarships and career opportunities within the world of esports through panel discussions and speaking with colleges and universities who will be onsite.
“We are very excited to partner with CSMG to create one of the largest scholastic esports competitions in Texas. We share in their belief in creating a positive pathway to higher education and career opportunities,” said Ed Lallier, co-founder of Vanta.
The schedule for the Vanta and Esposure tournament, panels and other activities are as follows:
- May 6
- 10:00am – 12:00am ET in the Gamer Gallery – Middle School Championships
- 6:00pm ET in the Gamer Gallery (small stage) – Esposure/Vanta Educational Panel
- 10:00am – 11:00pm ET in the Main Hall – Vanta/Esposure Booth Activation
- May 7
- 11:00am ET – 10:00pm ET in the Team Rooms – Esposure Education with Danny Martin
- 10:00am – 8:00pm ET in the Player Pit Area (Main Hall) – High School Championships
“The future of esports is very bright, and we are providing these students with a platform and opportunity to showcase their passion and skills on the largest stage,” said Mike Blewitt, SVP of Partnerships for CSMG/ESPORTSU.
For more information, visit https://collegiatesmg.com/cecc/, and follow on Instagram and Twitter @Esportsugaming.