The Collegiate Sports Management Group (CSMG) and its collegiate esports brand ESPORTSU have selected the venue for the second Collegiate Esports Commissioner’s Cup (CECC).
The collegiate esports event, which is operated by the CSMG, will take place at Esports Stadium Arlington in Texas on May 6th-7th.
CSMG launched ESPORTSU in January 2022 before hosting the inaugural CECC in November that year. The event won the Tempest Award for the Best Collegiate/Amateur/Semi-Pro Event of the year. The 2023 event will be the second CECC that CSMG has host, with a total of 64 teams in attendance.
The event will see collegiate teams competing across VALORANT, Overwatch 2, Rocket League and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In addition to the tournaments, CSMG will organise a range of activations with its partners alongside a career fair.
During the event, ESPORTSU will host the College Esports Awards Show, a ceremony celebrating ‘outstanding performance and leadership’ to players, staff, collegiate programmes, and brands supporting the industry.
In the past 12 months, CSMG has secured several partnerships for the CECC including deals with the likes of multinational tech giant Microsoft, service provider CDW, meal replacement brand CTRL, and many others.
Corey Dunn, Executive Director at Esports Stadium Arlington, spoke on the news: “Esports Stadium Arlington was created to provide a turnkey solution for esports and gaming entertainment events — an easy event setup, professional class gaming experience, proper support and amenity spaces, and an electric fan atmosphere.”
“Since 2018, ESA has been the site of many iconic esports moments. CECC is cultivating the next generation of esports professionals. Where better to start their legacy than at ESA?”