New Rewards and Incentives Help to Support College Gaming Groups at the Grassroots Level
As part of the partnership, Blizzard will back student groups in the TeSPA network by guaranteeing event funding, unique in-game rewards, and unrivaled promotion opportunities to active TeSPA chapters. This backing will help chapters strengthen their communities by providing vital resources needed to host local gaming competitions and viewing events.
"TeSPA has been a positive force in the eSports community built from the
ground up by a small group of dedicated fans," said
The Membership Milestone program outlines structured benefits to student groups and provides critical materials needed to scale, including free access production equipment for events, a leadership and technical instruction manual, and customized banners for campus advertisement. The new program aims to establish the foundation of a vibrant eSports ecosystem that is supported from both the grassroots and professional level.
"Our goal is to empower passionate students to bring their eSports
dreams to life," said TeSPA co-founder
Open recruitment for students looking to take advantage of TeSPA's membership benefits has now begun. Students looking to join TeSPA with an existing group or to create a new group on their campus should apply at tespa.org/apply/.
The eSports Association (TeSPA) is a network of the top student talent
in eSports and gaming. The TeSPA network is composed of Local Chapters
which develop eSports communities on their campuses by hosting events
such as competitive gaming tournaments and social viewing events. TeSPA
aspires to cultivate communities capable of producing
professional-caliber eSports experiences at every university and high
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