The Nativz Collegiate Esports Series has announced a rebranding this morning to become the “Ireland Esports Collegiate Series”.

The change signifies a timely shift to reflect the exclusive standing this series has as the sole Irish esports competition unifying the entire island of Ireland.

The Ireland Esports Collegiate Series, powered by Nativz, aims to nurture talent across the Irish esports landscape by creating a robust first step on an esports pathway for players, coaches, content creators and administrators.

This initiative benefits from the expertise of Sport for Business member Nativz Gaming, led by Kurt Pittman, who has become one of the leading figures in the growth and development of esports across Ireland.

“We are thrilled to announce the new Ireland Esports Collegiate Series,” said Pittman.

“It’s not just a name change; it’s an evolution. This rebrand is in line with our mission and kicks off our 3 Year Ireland Collegiate Strategy for growth.”

“This is a pivotal step towards strengthening Ireland’s position on the global student esports stage.”

The rebranded series embraces a new identity anchored around the Shamrock symbolising unity, strength, and pride, aligning with the spirit of camaraderie and fierce competition within the esports community.

“We believe the new name and identity will enhance our ties with the student and education communities, ultimately increasing our appeal to potential commercial partners,” continued Pittman. “The Shamrock is a powerful symbol recognised worldwide. It’s consistent with other nationally focused sports competitions and will help extend our reach within and beyond Ireland.”

The rebrand signifies the start of an exciting new chapter, with the promise to deliver world-class esports action for competitors and spectators alike.

This can be seen from the success SETU Esports achieved having won the 2023 Collegiate Rocket League title before going on to represent Ireland at the 2023 World Rocket League Championships in Dallas, USA back in June this year.

The 2023/24 Ireland Esports Collegiate Series will consist of 8 weeks of games and play-offs, followed by a final’s day in the Winter Semester.

This is repeated again in the Spring Semester. Students can register to play in one or more of five titles in the 2022/23 Series – Legends, Valorant, CSGO and Rocket League plus Formula 1.

During the series each University and College generates points from their respective teams across the titles played. These points will determine the overall table. The top two institutions field a team in each title to compete in the Ireland Esports Collegiate Challenge, the culmination of the series that will determine who the top University or College is for the series.