Collegiate esports tournament organiser Collegiate StarLeague has entered a two-year partnership with DreamHack.
The deal sees Collegiate StarLeague become the official and preferred collegiate tournament provider for all of DreamHack’s North American events until 2022.
Collegiate StarLeague’s tournaments will accommodate a variety of titles and genres, including Magic: The Gathering, League of Legends, and Street Fighter V.
Wim Stocks, CEO of WorldGaming Network discussed the partnership in a release: “DreamHack has a long history of producing incredible esports and gaming events. This partnership will allow us to give an unprecedented opportunity for collegiate players to compete on the same stage and in the same spotlight as the most elite players in esports. Our primary goal at CSL is to develop the very best competitive opportunities for collegiate teams and players, and this partnership allows us to accomplish exactly that.”
Each of the events will boast a $10,000 (£7,662) scholarship prize pool and travel stipends for the players in attendance, with DreamHack providing broadcast talent, a stage setup, and marketing support.
More developments stemming from the partnership are set to be unveiled in the coming months.
Esports Insider says: Due to this partnership, collegiate esports has the potential to shine on some of the biggest stages in North American esports. With the wealth of experience that DreamHack possesses, expect some well-polished collegiate events to come over the next two years.