ESPORT EASTERN CHAMPIONSHIPS
AND BLACK OUT.
- WHO CAN COMPETE: High School Students (Grade 9-12) representing their high school
- EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Controller (Xbox/PS4/Switch) and Headphones/Headset
- COLLEGE PARTNERS: Saint Rose, SUNY Alfred, SUNY Canton, and RPI to name a few
- FEE: $9.99
WHY SIGN UP?
Firstly, there is a $1,000 Scholarship fund attached to each EEC tournament and that funding pool will only grow as we get closer to the event date.
You sign up for the same reasons you sign up for any other program (soccer, basketball, baseball, gymnastics, chess club, taekwondo, wrestling and so on). You build up communication skills, teamwork, leadership skills, strategic skills, hand and eye coordination skills, community awareness, mental toughness and development with your high school teammates. Perhaps the most valuable element and service Gaming Insomniacs provides, is our statistic tracking system. We keep track of game play and development stats for every player over time. We have “Players Card” which is continually updated that serves as a portfolio for each player.
What is the necessity behind this? There are hundreds of colleges and universities (like Robert Morris University and Harrisburg University) that offers thousands of dollars’ worth in Esports scholarships every year. Gaming Insomniacs has partnered with such colleges and universities to create an environment where Esports Athletics can be scouted by these colleges.
What does this mean for you or your kid(s)? An opportunity to go to college/university on an Esports scholarship just like traditional sports/programs.