North American esports organisation Ghost Gaming has announced a partnership with youth esports league XP League.
The two parties will collaborate to provide XP League players with the opportunity to represent the organisation across a range of titles.
Select teams from XP League locations across the South East of the United States will compete as Ghost Gaming Academy teams. Alongside opportunities to represent the organisation, the partnership includes youth development programmes, coaching sessions, meet-and-greets and pro-am play for aspiring players.
The partnership follows Ghost Gaming’s expansion to support grassroots esports in North America. In December 2022, the organisation created a youth training academy where attendees can take part in courses highlighting a range of careers within the esports industry.
Following XP League’s acquisition by Unleash brands in April 2022, the league has rapidly expanded. Last November saw the league partner with Parabellum Esports, and in January, it unveiled its entrance into Central Florida with the opening of a franchise.
XP League teams are led by coaches that focus on teaching a range of values including teamwork and sportsmanship.
Jay Melamed, CEO of XP League, spoke on the deal: “Ghost Gaming is the leading professional gaming organisation in this region and they share our passion for youth development.”
“We are very excited to partner with this incredible organisation and work together on career exposure and developing our kids. Pro-team partnerships like this validate youth esports.”