Women’s esports platform Raidiant and youth esports development programme Vanta Leagues have unveiled the launch of an esports youth development league.
The league follows on from both entities operating ‘Raidiant Academy’ esports camps for VALORANT and Rocket League.
Like the camps, VALORANT and Rocket League leagues will be open to children ranging from ages 8 to 18. In addition to the competition, the leagues will feature a coaching curriculum accredited by education provider STEM.
The leagues are a first for Raidiant, which is operated by Dignitas’ parent company New Meta Entertainment. Neverthless, the platform is no stranger to hosting esports tournaments.
In January, the platform joined forces with game developer and publisher Psyonix to host a women-only Rocket League tournament with a $15,000 (~£12,300) prize pool.
Zack Fabi, Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder of Vanta Leagues spoke on the collaboration: “We are extremely happy to be working with a mission-driven company like Raidiant to provide a summer league for kids interested in getting into esports or honing their craft.”
“Our partners at Raidiant set an incredible example for kids looking to become professional players and content creators and we’re excited to show kids how to achieve those goals by improving their gameplay and learning to game effectively in a team-based setting.”
The inaugural summer league will begin on June 27th with gamers of all genders. Participants will receive coached practice sessions alongside one day of competition.
Founded in November 2021, Raidiant launched to celebrate and champion opportunities for women gamers. The platforms provides a number of resources to those aspiring to embark on a career in esports.