- Atlanta will soon host a new collegiate esports event
- 64 teams will be competing across titles like Overwatch, Rocket League, and VALORANT
- ESPORTSU is committed to the development of collegiate esports and student-athletes
A new large collegiate esports event is coming to Atlanta, Georgia, in the form of ESPORTSU’s Collegiate Esports Commissioner’s Cup.
The CCEC and its New Host
Collegiate Sports Management Group’s brand ESPORTSU recently revealed details for its inaugural Collegiate Esports Commissioner’s Cup (CECC) event. It will take place in the Gateway Center Arena in Atlanta, Georgia between May 6 and 8, and will feature 64 teams who will compete across titles like Overwatch, Rocket League, NBA2K, Super Smash Brothers Ultimate, and VALORANT. As well as the multiple tournaments, the CECC 2022 will feature a career fair and networking opportunities.
According to a press release, the Collegiate Esports Commissioner’s Cup will be “the largest collegiate esports event ever”. And with affluent partners such as the Atlanta Hawks NBA team, Skillshot Media, the Atlanta Esports Alliance, as well as Atlanta’s FaZe Clan Call of Duty branch, this might not be too far from the truth.
As well as the above-mentioned games that will have tournaments, the event will also host a more general visitor-oriented experience, such as workshops and cosplay events. The CECC 2022 will also have a professional-oriented side like a career and networking fare where young professionals or those who want to get into the professional world of gaming and game development, can learn many things.
Organizers Are Happy to Bring the Event to Atlanta
More and more organizations have been creating collegiate esports leagues, and ESPORTSU is yet another actor in the scene. EVP of ESPORTSU at CSMG Angela Bernhard Thomas said that the CECC is dedicated to the development of collegiate esports and student-athletes.
“We will put students center stage to not only showcase their competitive skills,” she said,” but through alliances and partnerships with other industry leaders, create an electric festival atmosphere to celebrate them and all things gaming and esports.”
Those who are eligible to qualify through regional invitational tournaments are students on two and four-year courses. ESPORTSU’s Twitch channel and linear esports channel ESTV will broadcast the CECC.
CEO of Skillshot Media and Chair of the Atlanta Esports Alliance Todd Harris said that he is thrilled to work with ESPORTSU and bring collegiate esports events to Atlanta. “After two years of virtual events, the collegiate community deserves an in-person, over-the-top, arena celebration of esports competition and career development,” he said.
Harris also thanked their partners at the Hawks, ATL FaZe, Reign, Ghost, as well as the many Georgia-based companies who are supporting the 64 qualifying college teams.