Generation Esports (GenE), the founder of the High School Esports League (HSEL) and Middle School Esports League (MSEL), has announced a partnership with internet provider Ting Internet.
As a result, the two entities will utilise HSEL to bring Rocket League tournaments and esports activations to multiple ‘Ting Towns’ across the United States.
According to the release, GenE will also assist Ting with operations. This includes delivering equipment, staffing, and helping with event planning.
The two companies aspire to make esports more accessible and legitimise it as a varsity-level sport. High school students will have the chance to be part of an inclusive esports team at no cost to the school or parents.
Drew Hurst, Senior Marketing Operations at Ting Internet, commented: “We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Generation Esports and to kick off an exciting gaming experience in all of our Ting Towns. Through this partnership, we’re dedicated to promoting equal access to esports education and gaming to local students.
“These days, video games are so much more than entertainment. The skills and technology integrate into so many facets of our society, advancing industries like never before.”
The Ting-sponsored Rocket League virtual tournaments will start in September in all Ting Towns and are set to continue into 2022. Participants will compete to win prizes including gift cards, gaming consoles, laptops, TVs, and monitors.
Moreover, Ting will host free, in-person gaming events in select towns featuring that month’s game, starting on September 11th at the Boys and Girls Club in Solana Beach in California.
Ting will equip four schools with esports labs and provide full-year scholarships for students who participate in the HSEL 2021-2022 season. Additionally, each school will receive monthly workshops and Q&As for students.
The high school esports teams will also be provided with team jerseys, computers, desks, chairs, and consoles.
Esports Insider says: This is an amazing opportunity for high school students to both enjoy their favourite games and get information about how to make their way into professional esports. HSEL and Ting are showing their immense support to schools and students by providing them with a plethora of supplies, equipment and learning opportunities.