Mission Control, the software platform enabling organizations to gather and grow their communities through gaming and esports will be partnering with collegiate esports innovator University of Kentucky to provide a comprehensive gaming and esports experience.
Details of the partnership
The recreational esports startup will join forces with the University of Kentucky to provide a comprehensive and relevant gaming and esports experience to university students as well as the larger University of Kentucky gaming community.
Mission Control will provide University of Kentucky with a strategy for the execution of a successful community esports program that will enable current and future as well as former students to get involved in related campus activities. Students will be able to seamlessly play and communicate with other gamers on campus through the Mission Control platform, allowing them to foster relationships and build communities through their shared passion for video games.
Expectations for the collaboration
The University of Kentucky will begin using the Mission Control platform in the fall semester to host recurring esports leagues in parallel with other gaming activities. These leagues, and the interactions and conversations they create, will serve to keep their students socially active and engaged throughout the year – an especially important mission in the advent of the pandemic.
“We are excited to partner with Mission Control and provide their platform to our growing gaming community. As we welcome our students back to campus and showcase our new UKFCU Esports Lounge, this platform can help unite Big Blue Nation through a diversity of communities for both competitive and casual gamers.”Heath Price, Associate CIO, University of Kentucky
About Mission Control
A platform for gathering and growing communities using recreational esports, Mission Control are like a video game version of a local adult softball league or college intramurals. Organizations like community groups, colleges, and LAN centers can use Mission Control to gather their community, host leagues for various titles that include FIFA and Fortnite, and manage their esports operations. Gamers can also use Mission Control for casual and social gaming experiences. In the past year, they have formed collaborations with WISE Esports Ventures, Stack Sports, The NC Recreation and Park Association, Cinemark, and HyperX.