Swedish esports education and management platform Gameplan will collaborate with XP League, North America’s premier competitive youth esports league, to bring esports education to youth leagues across the region.
Managing league content
Through the collaboration, XP League and its franchisees will provide high-level esports learning content directly to their players through the Gameplan esports management platform. Additionally, coaches of all levels will be able to manage their esports youth leagues on the platform by creating training schedules, running drills, tracking students’ progress, and more through their XP League membership.
The first youth esports league franchise bridging the gap between conventional youth athletics and competitive esports, XP League provides an innovative program that focuses on social skills and sportsmanship using a positive, certified-coach-led structure. After launching in September 2020, they have currently reached 46 territories across the US and Canada.
Shared values of helping the youth
This collaboration is a result of the naturally aligning goals of the two organizations. Jay Melamed, XP League CEO stated that their partnership with Gameplan will allow league participants to continue their growth as players, while also being able to quantify that progress through the platform. He added that players will be able to level up in the platform, and celebrate achieving milestones. He pointed out that Gameplan were the best suited platform to deliver XP League’s best in class content and curriculum.
“We are thrilled about our new partnership with XP League, who will be using Gameplan to help make esports coaching accessible to anyone. Our core values of helping youth acquire real-life skills such as leadership and teamwork are closely aligned with XP League, and this new partnership will help promote the value of esports to a wider community.”Rasmus Sandström, Gameplan CEO
With youth education and esports coming together worldwide, the partnership between Gameplan and XP League will definitely serve to bring a higher and more holistic level of esports education to young esports audiences across North America. Gameplan’s unique offering of an esports education and management platform looks set to find a place for itself globally, not just in the US and Canada.