Esports event brings NBA 2K showcase, leading panel discussions, and industry experts
Indiana Esports Development LLC has today announced a partnership with the Horizon League, an NCAA Division I athletics conference, to bring The Esports Combine to their annual basketball championships held at the historic Indiana Farmers Coliseum and Event Center. The Esports Combine is the world’s premier collegiate recruiting event for esports athletes.
In addition to the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, this year’s championships will bring an esports component that will feature an NBA 2K showcase where the country’s best esports athletes can compete for college scholarships and a chance to get recruited by professional esports organizations. The combine also features educational roundtables and industry-leading panel discussions by the brightest minds in the industry, facilitated by Indiana Esports Development LLC, a partnership formed between Harena Data Inc and the Indiana Sports Corp.
“We’re excited to have this esports event happening in conjunction with the Horizon League Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships,” remarked Kelley Ford, Assistant Commissioner for Competition and Basketball Strategies. “Our League seeks to be innovative and we view The Esports Combine™ as an opportunity to further cultivate our relationship with the Indiana Esports Development, LLC as they continue their efforts to make Indiana the premier esports hub.”
“We’re continuing our dedication to expanding Indianapolis esports by partnering with the Horizon League,” said Bill Dever, Chief Strategy Officer at Harena Data. “We believe merging the worlds of traditional sports with esports will grow mainstream audiences while also expanding athletes into new areas of interest.”
Tickets for the 2022 Horizon League Basketball Championships taking place in Indianapolis March 7th – 8th, 2022 at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum are now on sale.