NACE Starleague secures three-year deal with LeagueSpot

12 August 2022


Image credit: NACE Starleague

North American collegiate esports league NACE Starleague has announced a three-year partnership with esports and gaming education platform LeagueSpot.

As a result of the deal, LeagueSpot will develop NACE Starleague’s online presence within the platform, helping schools compete, communicate and build a community for its students. 

The 2022-23 NACE Starleague season will kick off on September 6th. Last year saw schools compete in a range of titles such as CS:GO, Rocket League and Overwatch. Alongside the previously mentioned games, some of the titles available for the upcoming season are Dota 2, Rainbow Six Siege, VALORANT and Chess.

According to NACE Starleague, the 2021-22 season saw over 13,000 students participate across 693 universities.

This year, NASCAR also teamed up with NACE Starleague to launch the eNASCAR College iRacing Series.

Earlier this year, LeagueSpot recently bolstered its operations through the appointment of James O’Hagan as VP of Education Innovation and Samantha Anton as Senior Publishing Specialist.

Andrew Barnett, LeagueSpot’s CEO, commented: “The LeagueSpot team is thrilled to be selected as the technology provider for NACE Starleague, and we’ll be doubling down on our support and engagement in this programme.

“Building a long-term relationship with NACE Starleague will allow us to build tools and technology that brings value to member schools that is unmatched in any other program in the industry.”

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Founded in 2021, NACE Starleague was established by collegiate esports tournament organiser Playfly Esports (previously CSL Esports), the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), esports infrastructure company Nerd Street and tournament software company Mainline. 

Last season’s sponsors included semiconductor company AMD, peripherals firm CORSAIR, glasses manufacturer GUNNAR Optiks, gaming chair firm MAVIX, coaching platform Metafy and fitness company Future.

Tom Daniels
Tom has been part of Esports Insider's team since October 2020 and is currently the platform's Editor. When not playing Football Manager, he enjoys reporting on the mobile esports scene as well as the betting sector.