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Collegiate Sports Management Group (CSMG) and its collegiate esports brand ESPORTSU have selected the venue for the second Collegiate Esports Commissioner’s Cup (CECC).
Operated by CSMG, the collegiate esports event will take place May 6-7 at Esports Stadium Arlington, Texas.
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CSMG launched ESPORTSU in January 2022 before hosting the first CECC in November of the same year. The event won the Tempest Award for Best College/Amateur/Semi-Pro Event of the Year. The 2023 event will be the second CECC hosted by CSMG, with a total of 64 participating teams.
The event will pit college teams against each other in VALORANT, Overwatch 2, Rocket League, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In addition to the tournaments, CSMG organizes a number of activations and a career fair with its partners.
During the event, ESPORTSU will host the College Esports Awards Show, a ceremony celebrating “outstanding performance and leadership” to players, staff, college programs and brands that support the industry.
Over the past 12 months, CSMG has struck several partnerships for the CECC, including deals with companies such as multinational tech giant Microsoft, service provider CDW, meal replacement brand CTRL, and many others.
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Corey Dunn, Executive Director of Esports Stadium Arlington, said in the news, “Esports Stadium Arlington was created to provide a turnkey solution for esports and gaming entertainment events – simple event setup, professional gaming experience, adequate support and recreational spaces and an electric fan vibe.”
“Since 2018, ESA has been the scene of many iconic eSports moments. CECC trains the next generation of esports professionals. Where better to start her legacy than with ESA?”
Jonno is a freelance news writer for Esports Insider and has been part of the ESI team since 2019! His interests include the rapid rise of sim racing and its impact on the industry as a whole.