The Electronic Gaming Federation (EGF) has launched its EGF Collegiate Power Series for Division I universities.
The competition will see universities across the United States compete in Rocket League from home.
Having started on earlier this month, the EGF Collegiate Power Series will decide its winner on May 10th. 41 schools are competing in the tournament, with the BIG EAST Conference getting involved early on to form its own division.
Major universities such as the University of Southern California, UCLA, University of California, Berkeley, University of Kentucky, and Washington State University are involved.
Eric Johnson, CEO of Electronic Gaming Federation, spoke on the competition in a release: “We worked directly with universities during this time of Covid-19 and a massive shift to online education for the remainder of this school year and realized the great opportunity and need for community, consistent engagement and meaningful competition.
“This tournament permits top varsity teams to stay connected and compete nationally with other Division I programs. We’re excited to share the rivalry matches as these big name schools go head to head.”
There are a plethora of competitive gaming bodies looking to establish a national collegiate initiative stateside. Earlier this year, ESL Collegiate signed a three-year agreement with the BIG EAST Conference and extended its partnership with the West Coast Conference.
Esports Insider says: There’s a lot of competition in the collegiate esports space and EGF seems to be doing a good job, including with this initiative. Quickly pivoting to allow online play between tonnes of notable universities is a solid play by the federation.