CSL Esports Secures First High School Partnership in Washington Area – The Esports Observer
Collegiate esports tournament services company CSL Esports has signed a partnership agreement with the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA). The partnership will profive esports infrastructure to the WIAA’s 400 high schools and 400 middle schools, providing a competition platform, broadcast production resources, and additional tools to incorporate esports into educational programs.
CSL will broadcast three up to three scholastic esports matches per week on Twitch. The company is also planning to roll out three tournaments for area students beginning in July across Rocket League, Dota 2 and League of Legends. The tournaments will also be available to students in Oregon and Nevada with final events for each being held at online esports festival DreamHack Beyond on July 24.
“The mission of CSL Esports is to teach life skills through video games by supporting student participants and schools and building sustainable esports programs at all levels,” CSL Esports director of marketing Hung Tran told The Esports Observer. “This objective takes on even greater meaning now that we are moving into the high school space through our partnership with the WIAA. With Playfly managing the multimedia rights, and CSL Esports driving esports growth, we are creating a full-service program that is rapidly expanding.”
Acquired by Playfly Sports in Sept. of 2020, CSL operates the long-running Collegiate StarLeague, a premier competition ecosystem for university students. The company announced its intentions to move into the high school space in April of this year.
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