Generation Esports (GenE) is partnering with Kansas City Pioneers to bring esports to local underserved communities and make it more accessible to youth across the state of Missouri. The collaboration highlights the importance of esports programming to bring kids together and emphasizes the positive impact this team-based activity can have in these areas.
GenE will join KC Pioneers and local Kansas City leaders on a live Among Us Twitch stream this weekend, Saturday, August 14th, 2021 at 6 p.m. CDT.
Generation Esports (GenE), a global community-focused esports organization and tournament platform, has joined forces with Kansas City Pioneers, Kansas City’s premier esports organization, to bring the competitive, team-driven nature of esports to local underprivileged communities. The partnership will help make the thrill, community, and opportunities esports provides more accessible to Title 1 schools across the state of Missouri.
By collaborating with GenE, an organization that aligns with its values, the Kansas City Pioneers has emphasized its commitment to educating and unifying the Kansas City community through esports, advocating for youth access to esports. The relationship includes the Pioneers’ new partnerships with the Mayor’s office and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, also. To date, Generation Esports has donated $500,000 in scholarships across the country for esports-related programs.
“The Kansas City Pioneers is the prime example of the kind of organizations we want to partner with at the local level – not only are they hyper-competitive esports teams, but they also care deeply about their community and making a difference,” said Mason Mullenioux, CEO, Generation Esports. “Esports brings kids together who might not otherwise have the chance to be a part of a broader community. We are impressed by the progressive understanding shared by KC Pioneers, the city of Kansas City and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City that esports needs to be accessible to anyone and everyone who want to participate.”
The GenE-KC Pioneers partnership will ceremoniously kick-off at 6:00 p.m. CDT on Saturday, August 14th, 2021 together with Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, with an Among Us stream, live on Twitch. The stream will feature several notable guests, including Dr. Dred Scott, President, and CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kansas City; Marcus Denmon, Kansas City native pro basketball player for the Shanghai Sharks; Nehemiah Odior, Director of Programs and Partnerships at General Esports; and local teens from the Boys & Girls Club.
“We look forward to building a partnership with Generation Esports” said Mark Josey, CEO, Kansas City Pioneers. “Gaming is changing the fabric of our culture, and our goal is to help kids understand that esports is a viable career path, whether it’s becoming a pro gamer, content creator, designer, game developer, tournament organizer, or another opportunity that matches their skillset. The opportunity to work with Generation Esports to reach and impact thousands of high school and college students in building communities and tournaments while engaging directly is exactly where we want to align. We want to make sure that simply having access to esports isn’t a barrier to entry.”
The Among Us stream will be live at 6:00 p.m. CDT, Saturday, Aug. 14 at the following link: https://www.twitch.tv/team/kansascitypioneers.