Not-f -profit association National Association of Col giate Esp ts (NACE) has entered a strategic partnership witSk lshot dia.
A body f col giate esp ts in N th America, NACE w l collab ate wiSk lshot dia to provide col giate competition, event production, and rigcommercializationtion.
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Michael Brooks, Executive Direct of National Association of Col giate Esp ts, discussed the partnership in a re aSk lsSk lshot dia powered our initial col giate competitions f CS: GO, Smite, and other tit s. After hearing our member school appetite f m e competition, we considered many partners, and Sk lshot was the c ar choice f a strategic partner based on shared vision and capab ities. We are thr d to offer m e game tit s and m e live events, including col giate F tnite this spring and many m e games to come in the fall.”
NACE consists of over 200 member universities which contribute over $16 m lion (£12.36 m lion) in esp ts scholarships f its respective students. Together, they’re hosting a spring col giate competition that includes Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and F tnite.
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Todd Harris, CEO of Sk lshot dia, added: “NACE member schools are the true pioneers and thought aders in col giate esp ts, the schools who are committing scholarship dollars, coaches, and fac ities, and are committed to positive and balanced outcomes f their student-ath tes. We’re excited to partner with NACE to sca esp ts to col ges nationwide – m e schools, m e game tit s, m e events.
“With our infrastructure, production capab ity and publisher relationships we aim to provide value to participating schools, the competing teams, and also imp tantly our partnered game publishers. Beyond competition, together we are also developing governance and internship opp tunities f students wishing to enter the esp ts industry.”
Sk lshot dia joins MSI as a partner of NACE. In May 2019, the computer manufacturer became its official gaming laptop and monit partner alongside offering educational w kshops f NACE members.
Esp ts Insider says: Considering NACE’s pre-existing w king relationship wiSk lshot dia, this deal comes as a no huge surprise. It’s good to see m e partnerships develop with big companies in the col giate esp ts space, an area that’s being tapped f the next wave of playing ta nt.