OpTic Gaming, and its sister companies that are also owned by Infinite Esports & Entertainment, have partnered with the High School Esports League (HESL).
As part of the partnership, OpTic Gaming has added $25,000 to the prize pool for the initiative. It’s said that other organisations under the Infinite Esports & Entertainment banner – Allegiance, Houston Outlaws, and Obey Alliance – will also get involved soon.
There will be a Powered By OpTic Program that involves the titles that OpTic Gaming competes in: Dota 2, CS:GO, Call of Duty, League of Legends, Gears of War, Fortnite, and PUBG. Infinite Esports & Entertainment’s other organisations will have their own programs too. Houston Outlaws will deal with Overwatch, Allegiance will incorporate Rocket League and Super Smash Bros., while Obey Alliance will bring Rainbow Six Siege on board.
Mason Mullineoux, CEO of High School Esports League stated: “We are thrilled that OpTic gaming understands that high school level esports is the foundation of a strong esports scene. Working with them opens up so many opportunities for the students, and adds another layer of legitimacy and purpose. We look forward to building this relationship at the professional level, while working to find more ways we can add value to the students esports careers.”
All of the organisations involved will have branding made visible on HSEL’s livestreams, and they will also provide prizes outside of money. The HSEL is a year-long esports program for high schools all around North America that involves over 900 schools and 17,000 players.
In April, HSEL announced RESPAWN Products as its official furniture partner, allowing high schools who participate in the programs and tournaments to use its new partner’s gaming chairs.
Esports Insider says: Striking a deal with Infinite Esports & Entertainment is a clever move from HSEL considering it owns a number of prominent organisations. We’re happy to see OpTic Gaming and co. supporting esports among students.