NACE, NASEF, and Skillshot Media To Host Scholastic Esports Championship This Weekend

The three-day Scholastic Esports Championship culminates the spring competitive season, including high school championships, college championships, additional gaming competitions, and workforce development content supported by partners Microsoft, HyperX, Twitch Student, eHire, and Queens Gaming Collective.


(Atlanta, GA – April 22, 2021) – The National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), the North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF), and Skillshot Media will host and broadcast the spring Scholastic Esports Championship between Friday, April 23 and Sunday, April 25, 2021.

“We are thrilled that this event is the first integration of high school and collegiate esports nationally,” said Todd Harris, founder and CEO of Skillshot Media. “We are appreciative of the participation from NACE universities, NASEF high schools, multiple game publishers, and many partners. Beyond showcasing competition across six game titles and three hardware platforms we are emphasizing student education and skill development throughout the event, truly combining playing with learning.”

All competitions and programming will be broadcast in partnership with Twitch Student on twitch.tv/skillshot per the schedule below:

  • Friday April 23 at 5pm ET: NASEF (High School)
    • Madden PS4 Championship
    • Madden Xb1 Championship
    • Rocket League Semi-Finals
    • Rocket League Championship
  • Saturday April 24 at 5pm ET: NACE (Collegiate)
    • Madden PS4 Championship
    • Madden Xb1 Championship
    • FIFA PS4 Championship
    • FIFA Xb1 Championship
  • Sunday April 25 at 5pm ET: NACE (Collegiate)
    • Hearthstone Championship
    • CS:Go Championship
    • Fortnite Spring Cup Finals


HyperX is supporting the event by awarding a Cloud series gaming headset to every winning player and team.
“We began the spring season with 227 registered university teams, and it all comes down to this weekend,” said Michael Brooks, executive director of NACE. “The finals will be fiercely contested and we are excited that college coaches can also get a view into up and coming high school talent via this combined event.”

During breaks in the competition, event sponsor eHire and other partners will provide video tips to viewers around securing a job inside and outside of the massive gaming industry.

“The NASEF approach uses esports to build life and career skills,” said Gerald Solomon, founder and executive director of NASEF. “Events like the Scholastic Esports Championship allow the thousands of high schoolers participating in NASEF clubs to gain insight into college scholarships, and pathways to higher education and employment.”

Added Christie St. Martin from Queens Collective, “At Queens, our goal is to democratize access to gaming and economic opportunity for women worldwide. We are proud to support the Scholastic Esports Championship and their message of inclusive competition and game-based education for upward mobility.”

About Skillshot Media
Skillshot provides a turnkey esports solution for leading competitive titles, including online and offline tournament organization, industry-leading esports production, active community management, and authentic brand integration and consulting for partners. Skillshot has more than five years of esports experience in hosting thousands of global competitors, paying out millions in tournament prizing, and serving more than one billion esports views to date. For more information, visit www.skillshot.com.


About NASEF
The North America Scholastic Esports Federation is on a mission to provide opportunities for all students to use esports as a platform to acquire the STEM/STEAM-based skills and critical communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills needed to thrive in work and in life. In 2021, the new World Wide Scholastic Esports Foundation will incorporate NASEF along with other international partners. Find NASEF on Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


About NACE
The National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) is a nonprofit membership association organized by and on behalf of member institutions and is the largest association of college esports in North America. Together, NACE members are developing the structure and tools needed to advance collegiate esports in the varsity space. NACE colleges and universities collaborate to lay the groundwork in areas such as: eligibility, path to graduation, competition and scholarships. NACE represents the majority of varsity programs across North America.

Media Contacts:
Skillshot, hi@skillshot.com
Emily Cox, ecox@NACEsports.org
Claire LaBeaux, claire@NASEF.org

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