Youth esports platform Vanta and esports tech company Esposure, together with the Collegiate Sports Management Group (CSMG), have announced a youth-focused esports championship, set to take place during the Collegiate Esports Commissioner’s cup in Texas.
The tournament will feature all levels of scholastic esports in the United States, alongside panel discussions and activations, at Esports Stadium Arlington on May 6th and 7th.
The youth esports tournaments will be presented by fast food chain McDonald’s, which is the presenting sponsor of the upcoming Collegiate Esports Commissioners Cup.
The event, officially called the Middle and High School Texas Esports Championships, will be the first to host all levels of scholastic esports, ranging from middle school to collegiate level.
The tournaments will take place at the Esports Stadium Arlington in Texas, making it the first event of its kind to take place at a professional esports venue.
The high school and middle school tournaments will be held during the Collegiate Esports Commissioner’s Cup, a large-scale esports event that sees collegiate teams from multiple regions of the United States compete across several titles.
Accompanying the event will be an awards show, partner activations, cosplay contests and meet and greets with well-known esports players and personalities.
Along with the tournaments, a number of different colleges and universities will attend the event, and host panel discussions and presentations that will accompany the esports competitions. The educational institutions will educate prospective future students about the possibilities of esports scholarships and possible career opportunities in the industry.
According to the organisers, more than 400 students will compete in nine different esports games, including well-known esports titles such as VALORANT, Super Smash Bros., Apex Legends and Rocket League.
Ed Lallier, co-founder of Vanta, said: “We are very excited to partner with CSMG to create one of the largest scholastic esports competitions in Texas. We share in their belief in creating a positive pathway to higher education and career opportunities.”