National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) partners with BeRecruited to provide a college recruiting platform for collegiate esports
The BeRecruited college recruiting network has added esports, giving prospective collegiate esport athletes and college coaches an easy way to connect in the recruiting process.
KANSAS CITY, MO (January 18, 2018) – The National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), a member driven organization that focuses on the positive development of esports programs at the collegiate level, has partnered with BeRecruited, one of the most trusted college recruiting platforms to improve the recruiting process for prospective collegiate esport gamers and college coaches.
BeRecruited has added esports as part of its college recruiting network. The platform allows prospective esport gamers to create a free recruiting profile with all of their gamw stats, academics and video. Collegiate eSport coaches from NACE institutions can create a free account with BeRecruited to search the growing database of esport recruits.
"Recruiting in esports has been a difficult process for many institutions," said NACE Executive Director Michael Brooks. "The tools and systems in place for student recruitment in traditional athletics just don't exist yet in esports. More so, there are very few trusted sources where students and coaches can feel safe and truly supported. For these reasons we knew that NACE, as the governing body of varsity esports, needed to take action in the creation of these tools. Our partnership with BeRecruited is a big step in the right direction. Nearly all institutions with varsity programs are using this new platform and we encourage any interested students to sign up for their free account."
“We are thrilled to partner with the NACE, the premier governing body for collegiate esports,” said Reigning Champs VP of Business Development Phil Wallace. “As more schools establish varsity esports programs, we are delighted to help students take advantage of the opportunity to play competitively at the collegiate level. Working with NACE will further assist in our efforts to connect high school gamers with college esports coaches.”
Collegiate esports growth has exploded in recent years. Since Robert Morris University Illinois established the first varsity collegiate esports program in 2014, more than 62 universities have joined NACE -representing 93% of all varsity programs in the U.S. and Canada, many of them offering scholarships to gamers.
Students can create their free recruitment profile by going to: www.nacesports.org/get-involved/for-students/
ABOUT NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGIATE ESPORTS (NACE)
The National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) is a nonprofit membership association organized by and on behalf of our member institutions. Together, our members are developing the structure and tools needed to advance collegiate esports in the varsity space. We are collaborating to lay the groundwork in areas such as: Eligibility, Path to Graduation, and Competition & Scholarships. NACE is the only association of varsity esports programs at colleges and universities across the U.S.
BeRecruited is one of the largest college recruiting networks, serving more than 2 million high school athletes looking to play at the next level. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Reigning Champs (www.reigningchamps.com), BeRecruited pioneered online recruiting profiles for college sports. High school students have made over 25 million connections with college coaches. In addition to serving more than 2 million athletes, BeRecruited serves over 30,000 registered college coaches and 25,000 registered high school and club coaches.