Esports tournament platform Battlefy has announced a partnership with Next College Student Athlete (NCSA).
Founded in 2000, the NCSA is a collegiate athletic recruiting network that connects student-athletes to college coaches stateside.
Carlos Alimurung Chief Business Officer at Battlefy discussed the partnership: “One of the biggest motivations for many of us at Battlefy is the opportunity to grow and sustain the esports ecosystem. Partnering with NCSA helps us to fulfill that goal. Together, we can connect the best esports athletes on Battlefy with the right collegiate esports programs. Building a stronger path to collegiate esports is key to the overall growth of esports.”
NCSA and Battlefy have joined forces to provide “free recruiting tools and resources” to esports players who are high school-aged. Those who choose to opt-in the NCSA’s athlete profile will be granted access to NCSA’s network of college coaches.
Lisa Strasman, President of NCSA added: “Following the addition of esports to NCSA’s recruiting network last year, we’ve seen consistent growth in athlete and college coach activity. We intend to continue to give esports student-athletes and college coaches the very best recruiting tools; Battlefy will help us do that.”
Battlefy currently hosts tournaments on popular titles such as League of Legends, Hearthstone, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Fortnite, and Overwatch. In November last year, the company entered a multi-year collegiate partnership with Riot Games.
Esports Insider says: Battlefy is seemingly setting itself up for being a leading platform for collegiate esports players, considering the recent Riot Games news and now this with NCSA. It’s good to see the NCSA’s increasing commitment to getting involved with esports, though it’s not surprising as this industry is one that can’t be ignored for much longer.