Franklin, IN – April 28, 2021.
The Esports Combine (the world’s premier collegiate recruiting event for esports athletes) are today very happy and proud to announce that its event is returning this October (2021, October 15th through October 17th).
returns this October 15 through 17. Harena Data in partnership with Indiana Sports Corp., is producing the second annual esports athletes showcase where top recruiting candidates demonstrate their skills in front of the nation’s top recruiters and earn incredible college scholarships for esports. The Esports Combine™ is completely virtual and will be live streamed by Super League Gaming.
This year’s Esports Combine™ expects 10,000 gamers and 200 colleges and universities to participate. Hundreds of the largest esports scholarships are up for grabs and gamers will be able to tap into the country’s best scholarship opportunities. To date, more than 500 student athletes playing on Harena’s GYO Score platform have received college scholarships, more than all other organizations combined.
Additionally, the Combine will include educational roundtables, leading industry professionals speaking on panels, and partnerships with the country’s biggest universities to get players recruited.
Last year’s Combine peaked at 6,000 participants and 100 colleges and universities.
“The Esports Combine is the number one place for athletes to get recruited. We onboarded more incredible partners to accelerate the event and help even more players get noticed by teams, colleges, coaches, and scouts,” said Bill Dever, Chief Strategy Officer at Harena Data.
“We learned a tremendous deal from last year’s combine and believe this year’s event will shatter expectations in every way.”
“Indiana Sports Corp is looking forward to creating continued positive impact for the global esports industry in the second year of The eSports Combine,” said Ryan Vaughn, president of Indiana Sports Corp.
“Esports is a multi-billion dollar industry and we’re just scratching the surface on all of the opportunities this industry can bring to those involved and the state of Indiana.”
There is only one esports combine, The Esport Combine which runs October 15 through 17, 2021.
Colleges and universities that register before May 23, 2021, will receive a 20% discount on their registration. Gamers and their parents and friends attend for free and can sign up for the Combine here.
About Indiana Sports Corp
Founded in 1979 as the nation’s first sports commission, Indiana Sports Corp is a not-for-profit organization focused on bringing premier sporting events to Indiana to drive economic vitality, facilitate a vibrant community with civic pride and garner positive media attention. Because of this, Indiana Sports Corp is able to provide positive, sports-related opportunities for youth in the community. For more information, please visit IndianaSportsCorp.org.
About Harena Data, Inc
Founded in 2017, Harena Data has developed GYO Score to be a data analytics, league development, and player management tool for the esports industry. The principles of Harena Data have a strong background in esports, event management, motion picture production, and telecommunications. In addition to GYO Score, Harena Data specializes in esports consultation regarding the development and deployment of esports venues, scholastic esports programs, and esports league concepts.
GYO Score is an esports and gaming data analytics platform that seeks to support gamers and esports at all levels. With its game data analytics tools, team management, player profile, and league tool systems, GYO supports gamers and esports-enthusiasts of all competition levels to pursue their dream of esports stardom and community building. To date, GYO Score has helped facilitate over 500 esports scholarship offers and boasts more than 30,000 players on its platform since it launched in September 2019. To learn more about GYO, please visit www.gyo.gg.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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