NACE Starleague Partners with LeagueSpot to Power the Next Three Years of Collegiate Esports

Registration is now open for 2022-23 season.

Philadelphia, PA – August 11, 2022 | NACE Starleague, the largest collegiate esports league in the world, today announced a three-year platform partnership with LeagueSpot to enable top-tier competition for almost 700 registered programs. LeagueSpot, the leader in safe and scalable esports experiences, will build NACE Starleague’s online home, helping schools compete, communicate, and build community for their students.

Eligible schools and universities may now register their teams for the 2022-23 season of NACE StarLeague by visiting https://playflyesports.com/fall-2022/.

“The LeagueSpot team is thrilled to be selected as the technology provider for NACE Starleague, and we’ll be doubling down on our support and engagement in this program,” said Andrew Barnett, LeagueSpot CEO. “Building a long term relationship with NACE Starleague will allow us to build tools and technology that brings value to member schools that is unmatched in any other program in the industry.”

“As we continue our collective work on elevating collegiate esports on campuses nationwide, we are thrilled to bring LeagueSpot on board to provide unmatched technology for our participating teams and fans,” said Rob Johnson, CEO of Playfly Esports. “NACE Starleague has continued to mature over the years and supporting that growth with LeagueSpot’s platform will undoubtedly elevate the league even further.”

“The process to select our competition platform was the most thorough and collective process representing multiple committee members from NACE member institutions, operational staff and industry experts over an extended period of time. We are pleased to have identified a partner so committed to the specific needs of collegiate esports and the unique needs of varsity programs” said Michael Brooks, Executive Director of NACE. “Collectively the tools now available to varsity, club programs and fans represent some of the best experiences in all of scholastic esports.”

The 2022-23 NACE Starleague season will kick off September 6 and build on record setting numbers from the previous school year. NACE Starleague’s 2021-22 season saw 13052 students participate across 693 universities. Within the 523 live hours broadcasted, competition garnered more than 1.36M live views and nearly 8M minutes watched. With the recent announcement of Chess.com joining the NACE lineup, in addition to more incoming new titles, the upcoming school year will continue to demonstrate the continued growth of collegiate esports.

 

About LeagueSpot
LeagueSpot is an online esports and gaming education platform dedicated to letting you play your way. Its signature experience combines best-in-class tournament features with a virtual classroom solution built and branded to your specifications and protects every user through industry-leading data privacy and security bubble. LeagueSpot powers competitions for all ages across North America, including the YMCA USA, NACE Starleague, Playfly Esports, ECAC, and SUNY, tailoring technology and operations solutions to each client’s unique needs. | https://leaguespot.gg

About Playfly Sports
Playfly Sports is a full-service sports marketing company operating where sports marketing, media & technology converge. Playfly Sports drives outcome-based solutions for brands reaching approximately 83% of all US sports fans generating over 230bn impressions each year in pro, college, and high school sports. Utilizing the influence and durability of local sports fandom, Playfly Sports exclusive rights in the NBA, NHL, MLB, NCAA, esports, and high school sectors drive value for our local, regional, and national brand partners. Playfly’s insights-infused multimedia and tech platforms drive innovation through scaled linear, digital, in-venue, and experiential marketing and engagement assets. Playfly Sports has the unique ability to partner, innovate, and advance the aspirations of athletes, brands, academic institutions, and sports fans across the U.S. Playfly Sports is Igniting Brands through the Love of Fans. Visit Playfly Sports online at playfly.com and follow Playfly Sports on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook: @PlayflySports. www.playfly.com.

About NACE
The National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) is a nonprofit membership association organized by and on behalf of member institutions and is the largest association of college esports in North America. Together, NACE members are developing the structure and tools needed to advance collegiate esports in the varsity space. NACE colleges and universities collaborate to lay the groundwork in areas such as: eligibility, path to graduation, competition and scholarships. NACE represents the majority of varsity programs across North America.