The Esports Combine™ 2020, wrapped up its first virtual esports conference with massive waves of gamers participating in skills challenges, industry professionals speaking on panels, and many participants earning collegiate esports scholarships.
The event from Indiana Esports Development LLC. saw 1,000 gamers engaging in activities, 65 universities attending, 840 players participating in the skills challenge, and several collegiate esports scholarships being awarded to the combine’s top athletes.
“This year’s combine was more successful than we thought it could ever be, especially as a virtual conference,” said Bill Dever, President of Indiana Esports Development. “The event was only as grand as the participants that we had and we’d like to personally thank all attendees and partners involved. The future is bright for esports.”
“It was a great experience being a part of this event. I enjoyed the opportunity to talk about my job as the Head Coach of Lakeland University,” said Ahman Green, Head Coach of Esports. “I have already heard back from future Muskies and potential coaches that want to play & coach at Lakeland University Esports Program.”
“This year’s combine exceeded all expectations and we are thrilled with the quality programming that was produced in a virtual setting,” said Ryan Vaughn, President of Indiana Sports Corp. “It is clear that esports is here to stay and opportunities such as the combine are vital to its future success.”
Indiana Esports Development LLC. is a partnership formed between Harena Data and Indiana Sports Corp. The Combine serves as a celebration of esports and its ever-increasing place in the academic world and will help players receive varsity team offers and scholarships from colleges and universities throughout North America.