Legion Esports, Ireland’s leading esports company, has launched a new esports series specifically for Irish third-level students.

This is the latest signifier of the growth of esports and is targeted at a very active userbase.

As the only third-level esports series in Ireland, Legion Collegiate will provide students with the opportunity to go head to head with fellow esports competitors with over 20 Irish universities and colleges already signed up.

Speaking ahead of the launch of the new college series, Legion Esports Co-Founder & CEO Stuart Dempsey believes there is significant potential to develop a world-class student series in Ireland.

“Legion Collegiate is a hugely exciting opportunity for us. The popularity of esports amongst third level students has been obvious for a number of years now, and we’re looking forward to providing them a platform to showcase their skills and go head to head with other college teams in Ireland and beyond.”

As part of the new series, Legion Collegiate has also announced a partnership agreement with Ireland’s leading supplier of gaming equipment, GamerStore.ie, which will include prize pool sponsorship, gaming equipment prizes and cross-marketing campaign activations.

While the college esports scene in Ireland has continued to develop at a rapid rate over recent years, Dempsey sees significant scope to scale Legion Collegiate over the next 12-18 months in particular.

“We’re delighted to announce the partnership of Legion Collegiate and GamerStore.ie, while we’re also speaking to a number of additional international brands who are excited at the opportunity of engaging with third-level students in a genuine and meaningful way via esports.”

Trinity College Dublin, University of Ulster, Munster Technical University and Athlone Institute of Technology are among the Sport for Business members that are backing the new series.

 

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