NACE Partners with STAY PLUGGED IN for Collegiate Esports Recruiting Opportunities
| Tuesday, October 04th, 2022 |

NACE Partners with STAY PLUGGED IN for Collegiate Esports Recruiting Opportunities

Stay Plugged In partners to provide student recruitment opportunities for NACE colleges and universities through online and in-person camps and showcases

Kansas City, MO –  October 4, 2022| The National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), the largest varsity collegiate esports association in the world, today announced a multi-year partnership with STAY PLUGGED IN (SPIN), a Charlotte-based esports recruiting platform geared towards helping esports athletes find college scholarships. 

“Collegiate esports is growing rapidly, but a great amount of work is still left to be done in order to support the ecosystem” said Michael Brooks, Executive Director of NACE.  “Our partnership with SPIN grows the opportunities for our member institutions and prospective students to connect in meaningful ways.  We look forward to working with SPIN to elevate the recruiting experience and scholarships for students throughout North America.”

The NACE and SPIN partnership will see them host  recruiting events for high school and transfer students seeking to attend NACE member institutions to play varsity esports.   

The organizations will work collaboratively on developing content to educate students and their families on the importance and value of NACE members esports programs while connecting students with scholarship opportunities that exist throughout NACE.  .

“We’re thrilled to partner with the leading association for varsity collegiate esports” said Rick Suarez, Managing Director of Stay Plugged In.  “In our short history, we’ve helped hundreds of students receive more than $16 million in scholarship benefits through competitive esports, and we’re only beginning the cycle. Through regularly scheduled online and live recruiting tournaments, we’ll ensure a clear pathway for students to attend NACE member institutions for varsity competition.” 

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Stay Plugged In is the nation’s leading college esports recruiting platform, enabling high school students to connect with college recruiters, showcase their skills and participate in educational and other opportunities designed to enhance the student’s marketability.  For more information about Stay Plugged In, go to

About NACE

The National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) is a nonprofit membership association organized by and on behalf of its member institutions and is the largest association of varsity college esports in North America. NACE colleges and universities collaborate to lay the groundwork in areas such as: eligibility, path to graduation, competition and scholarships.  Additionally, NACE oversees operations and competition for NACE Starleague, North America’s largest collegiate league with nearly 700 colleges and over 13,000 students, as it advances the competitive experience for student-athletes and provides them with an ideal place to showcase their skills. Visit NACE online at and on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook: @NACEsports

Press Contact

Rick Suarez

Stay Plugged In


Michael Brooks