More than 160 players from seven states will compete in round-robin weekend format matches.

Esports Collegiate Conference (ESC) has announced a partnership with talent discovery platform eFuse. Marketed as the “Linkedin for Gamers”, Efuse will produce, stream and showcase ESC events in the 2021-22 academic year.

“We are very excited to welcome eFuse as a part of Esports Collegiate. We believe this partnership opens up tremendous possibilities for the students of ESC both during and after their tenure in the league.”

ESC Executive Director Bob Gennarelli.

Efuse to Operate ESC Events in Four Titles

The Esports Collegiate Conference added two new programs in the 2021 off-season and now hosts 14 teams. Many of these teams compete nationally against other programs. 

EFuse will operate events in Rocket League, Valorant, Overwatch and League of Legends. There will be 280 total games featuring 166 players from seven states in round-robin weekend formats.

Notheastern University won the 2021 ESC League of Legends Championship.

Helping organisations like Esports Collegiate is what eFuse eRena is built to do, and we can’t wait to help elevate their competitive experience this year. These players are among the best in the country, and they deserve to have the proper platform to shine.

Matthew Benson, eFuse CEO

All 14 collegiate member schools will take part in Rocket League and Valorant. The Fall season for these two games began in the first week of September. As the latest FPS game to arrive in esports, Valorant has seen increasing popularity and player numbers. With developer backing, the game has a thriving esports scene and by the looks of it is extremely popular in the collegiate as well. Gambit esports recently won the VCT Stage 3 Masters Berlin after a 3-2 victory over Team Envy.

Efuse hosts major events for partners using its eRena production platform and is also a discovery platform for college-eligible players. The eFuse pipeline consists of an internal ranking of college players and an ever-growing directory of college players, eFuse serves as a recruitment tool for teams.

Founded in 2020, the Esports Collegiate (ESC) is the governing body that sponsors ESC Championships for Rocket League, Valorant, League of Legends and Overwatch.

All ESC matches will be broadcast live on Twitch and also uploaded to their YouTube channel. 

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Rohan

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Started esports with Dota, moved to CS, then OW, back to Dota 2 and now a bit of Valorant. I love city-building games, have spent hours in Cities:Skylines only to have the traffic defeat me. Love travelling, an admirer of fine movies, writing a sci-fi novel in spare time and coding (Javascript)