The Southern University Law Center (SULC) has announced a partnership with esports infrastructure company Esport Supply.
As a result of the deal, the two parties will join forces to build an esports lab where students can compete and build personal brands.
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Esport Supply will provide its arena design and build services to construct the lab. The facility is expected to include a number of recreational gaming areas, as well as a broadcast media studio and lounge for students to watch esports events.
Chris Turner, Coordinator of SULC’s Mixed Reality Virtual Innovation Gaming and Esports Institute, spoke on the partnership in a release: “The Mixed Reality Virtual Innovation Gaming and Esports Institute looks forward to the partnership with Esport Supply. This project allows us to create relationships with industry and develop programming not only for SULC students but Southern University students, K-12, and unrepresented communities.
“We want to be the gateway to the metaverse for all that are interested. This is only the start of changing culture and mindset for this community and beyond.”
According to the release, a launch date for the facility is ‘in the works’ and will be revealed soon. Esport Supply regularly supplies its services as the official technology partner of the National Association of Collegiate Esports.
Jake Zinn, Co-founder and Vice President of Business Development at Esport Supply, also commented: “We are big fans of Southern University Esports coach, Chris Turner, and his commitment to his community for some time now.
“Our team is excited to support Chris and the impact he is making on his community and the esports ecosystem at large. We look forward to partnering with Chris and the Southern University Law Center team to build a best-in-class esports facility to help foster opportunities for their students.”
Esports Insider says: Collegiate esports in North America is continuing to grow, with several educational establishments creating dedicated facilities for their students. Esport Supply is a great choice for SULC to build a facility to benefit its students and the surrounding community.