Collegiate esports peaks again as Learfield IMG College announces a partnership with Psyonix to create a $125 thousand Rocket League tournament, Level Next Spring Showcase.
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Level Next Spring Showcase
The tournament pits the best college students against each other as they compete for the top. Working with collegiate esports platform Level Next, this event allows players from all four-year accredited colleges to attend. But more importantly, participating in the Level Next Rocket League Spring Showcase is completely free. This tournament begins registration today but starts on May 10.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Psyonix to incorporate such a popular, endemic game title like Rocket League into our Level Next events and broadcasts,” Learfield IMG College EVP/Managing Director – Media and Partnerships Group Rick Barakat said. “We have an exciting Spring Showcase planned for college students across the country, and we appreciate the support of Unilever as this is an exceptional platform to elevate their important give-back initiatives on college campuses nationwide.”
Collegiate Rocket League Esports
Though there isn’t enough focus on the collegiate esports scene, attention is coming back to it. The 2021 Collegiate Rocket League season was announced in February and organizations are out to match that level of attention. Level Next created an entry-level tournament with Psyonix to show off the best college students. And since cost is a common issue for college students, this event makes a big difference for accessibility. Of the total prize pool, $75 thousand goes to the tournament while the other $50 thousand is reserved for a Twitter competition.
The four-week tournament all starts next week, Monday, May 6. Right now, an expected 1,500 college students will participate in the Level Next Rocket League Spring Showcase collegiate esports event. Fans can catch the action on Level Next’s Twitch channel.
Written by Justin Amin
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