Butler University to host NACE Starleague Spring Finals

27 February 2023


NACE Starleague Butler University
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Butler University, located in Indiana, United States, will be hosting the Spring Finals of the NACE Starleague, a college esports league in the US.

The two-day event will see teams from 14 universities compete in seven esports titles such as CS:GO, Rocket League, and League of Legends. The event will take place at Butler’s Esports Park in late April 2023.

The NACE Starleague is organised jointly by NACE (National Association for College Esports) and CSL Esports (sub-brand of Playfly Esports) and is one of the top collegiate esports leagues in North America. The Starleague’s latest season, the 2022 Fall Season, saw more than 4000 teams from over 650 colleges and universities in North America.

The Spring Finals will feature a total of seven games: CS:GO, League of Legends, Rocket League, Overwatch 2, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Rainbow Six: Siege, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. It will be streamed via the NACE Starleague Twitch channel and will be free for all attendees who wish to see the action in person.

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Eric Kammeyer, Butler University’s Director of Esports and Gaming Technology, said: “Indianapolis has a long tradition of hosting major sporting events — including the Indy 500, Super Bowl, and multiple Final Fours — and is well on its way to establishing itself as a hub in the sports technology sector. I’m excited that Butler can serve as host and showcase Indy to competitors, sponsors, and spectators.”

Butler’s new Esports Park is also the home to esports organisation Beastcoast, and tournament platform Challonge, among others. Beastcoast has notably selected the venue to train its professional rosters and be closer to its target demographic in the summer of 2022.

Ivan Šimić
Ivan comes from Croatia, loves weird simulator games, and is terrible at playing anything else. Spent 5 years writing about tech and esports in Croatia, and is now doing it here.