Collegiate gaming awards ceremony The Scholars has announced a partnership with multinational esports organisation Gen.G.
The esports organisation will work with The Scholars to help support up-and-coming new talents in the collegiate esports segment. Moreover, Gen.G will present the Global Impact of The Year Award during the ceremony, set to take place later this November in Las Vegas, USA.
The Scholars are created by the team behind esports industry awards show The Esports Awards and will take place at the Resorts World Las Vegas on November 28th, 2023. The event will present a series of awards focused on collegiate esports in North America and globally, including team of the year, commercial partner of the year, conference of the year and others.
The Global Impact of the Year Award will be awarded to an individual or a collective “that has pushed the international collegiate esports scene forward”. The nominees range from universities like Boise State to community projects such as Esports Coffee and individuals including Daniel Clerke from Maryville Esports and Dana Hustedt from Florida Tech Esports.
According to Gen.G and The Scholars organisers, the organisation has been chosen to present the award due to its steady involvement in education and scholastic esports globally through various projects and programmes. The organisation has notably partnered with the University of Warwick Esports Centre for a winter camp and hosts an after-school esports programme in California.
Arnold Hur, CEO of Gen.G, commented on the partnership: “We see a lot of overlap between Gen.G’s educational mission and The Scholars Awards. Gen.G has long demonstrated our commitment to education and collegiate initiatives, beginning with our historic partnership with the University of Kentucky, to the expansion of the Gen.G Academy globally.”