National Association of Collegiate Esports Welcomes MSI as Official Partner
Partnership advances esports initiative among member schools and builds a foundation for growth
City of Industry – CA, May 8, 2019 – A world leader in Gaming laptops and peripherals, MSI announces the official partnership with the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), a nonprofit membership association and only governing body of collegiate esports in North America.
MSI will support NACE in promoting collegiate esports across campuses by providing industry expertise and guidelines on the right gaming hardware for member schools looking to grow or establish a collegiate esports program.
Quote from NACE “The partnership with MSI continues the association down the path of providing the best in class to our member colleges and universities. MSI adds much to the process of outfitting esports arenas with the best equipment fielded by companies that are innately qualified of the unique challenges and opportunities with varsity level esports. MSI has great plans for collegiate esports and we are excited to be a part of these plans as more and more institutions recognize the importance of collegiate esports,” said Michael Brooks, NACE Executive Director.
"Esports is not just gaming, but a movement that encourages creativity and dedication, promoting teamwork and communication, while also developing interests in careers," says Sam Chern, MSI Marketing VP. "We are committed to esports. By becoming an official partner of NACE, it gives us the opportunity to nurture the next generation of designers, engineers, artists, and star players.”
A collaborative organization laying the foundation needed to advance collegiate esports in the varsity space, NACE currently has more than 144 member schools and more than 3,000 student esports athletes. Through the partnerships, member schools will have access to MSI’s expertise on how to properly plan and establish an esports arena, advice on adequate computer hardware needed to maximize performance, as well as special member pricing and promotions.
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The National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) is a nonprofit membership association organized by and on behalf of our member institutions and is the only governing body of college esports in North America. Together with our members, we are building the structure and providing the tools for students needed to advance at varsity level in collegiate esports. We collaborate to lay the foundation in areas such as: Eligibility, Path to Graduation, Competition & Scholarships. NACE currently produces 144 varsity esports programs of its members, accounting for 96% of all varsity programs across North America.
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