Iconic esports organization Evil Geniuses and their partner LG Electronics USA have teamed up for the “Collegiate Showcase Series Invitational” presented by LG UltraGear.
Top collegiate talent and familiar faces
The two-part invitational League of Legends tournament will feature the top colleges and universities in esports, and will run virtually on September 25-26. Evil Geniuses Twitch channel will live-stream the series, and a second tournament will be announced at a later date.
Arizona State University, Bethany Lutheran College, Columbia College, Harrisburg University, Illinois State University, Maryville University, Winthrop University, and University of St. Thomas will compete in the two-day, single-elimination League of Legends tournament to win the $10,000 prize. The broadcasting talent for the event will include host/shoutcaster Rachel Seltzer leading the team, with Alberto “Crumbz” Rengifo, Gabriella “LeTigress” Devia-Allen, Indiana “Froskurinn” Black, and Barento “Raz” Mohammed providing play-by-plays, analysis, and color commentary.
Ensuring collegiate performance
All teams competing in the tournament will be using LG UltraGear GP850 gaming monitors and the new LG UltraGear GP9 gaming speakers to ensure maximum performance and the utmost quality in gaming experience.
“Evil Geniuses believes collegiate esports are integral to the development of the broader esports ecosystem. With the Collegiate Showcase Series Invitational powered by LG UltraGear, we have a partner in LG that is equally committed by providing the athletes with elite products to compete at their best.”
- Sabrina Wong, Culture Program Specialist and Lead of the Genius League Collegiate Program, Evil Geniuses
Many organizations have recognized the importance of collegiate esports for the industry, and Evil Geniuses already recognize the skill level and digital familiarity of their audience so it is no surprise that they are investing in the collegiate level. This tournament will also be a good opportunity for LG to showcase the capabilities of their gaming equipment.