www.esportsobserver.com • Press Release – updated: Sep 23, 2020
The State University of New York (SUNY) has partnered with sports tournament engine platform LeagueSpot and San Jose-based broadband infrastructure company Extreme Networks to facilitate its 2020-2021 Esports League at SUNY colleges across the state.
SUNY said that esports leaders at Canton—SUNY played a “pivotal role in organizing the league.”
The fall and spring competitions are aimed at varsity and club teams, and will be administered in LeagueSpot’s competition platform across 64 college campuses in New York. Extreme has been named the “official networking provider” of the SUNY-wide esports program and arenas.
This partnership between SUNY and Extreme is a continuation of a relationship that began in the spring when they teamed up for the “SUNY Esports Chancellor’s Challenge Co-Sponsored by Extreme Networks” competition.
Prizing for the competition was not disclosed, but during its Spring competition SUNY gave out $20K USD to the COVID-19 student emergency relief funds of six schools, led by overall winner Binghamton University.
Extreme provides broadband technology to more than 17,000 schools and 4,500 college campuses worldwide, and is also a longtime partner of the NFL, serving as the “official Wi-Fi solutions provider” to the league for the past seven years. Through this partnership, Extreme supports such NFL teams as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, and others.
In addition to SUNY’s esports program, LeagueSpot’s other collegiate partners include NJCAA Esports, a national collegiate esports association serving two-year colleges in the U.S.; and ECAC Esports, the esports division of the Eastern College Athletic Conference.