Gen.G, Ivy league esports programs, Planet 9 team up for COVID-19 relief and stop AAPI hate with 12-hour live stream

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Event features schools competing in a League of Legends Tournament and breakout sessions with Gen.G content creators Nemesis, Nicki Taylor and Stanz, Gen.G COO Arnold Hur and Gen.G staff 

 

LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2021 - Global esports organization Gen.G announced today it has partnered with the Ivy League esports programs and Planet 9 for a 12-hour live stream on April 24, 2021 from 10 AM to 10 PM PST on the Yale Esports Twitch channel that will raise money for COVID-19 Relief and Stop AAPI Hate, a national coalition addressing anti-Asian hate during the pandemic.  Fans can make donations during the stream.  

 

The event will feature a League of Legends tournament with the Ivy League esports teams & clubs which includes Brown Esports, Columbia Esports, Cornell Esports, Dartmouth Esports, Harvard Esports, UPenn Esports, Princeton Esports, and Yale Esports who will raise money. 

 

Throughout the event, there will be breakout sessions with content creators Nemesis, Nicki Taylor and Stanz giving game play tips for League Legends. Gen.G’s COO Arnold Hur will also answer questions on hot topics in esports and gaming, while touching on professional development advice for students.  Fans are encouraged to join the conversation and interact.

 

“Gen.G continues to be the leader in connecting gaming communities globally, especially collegiate gamers,” says Arnold Hur, COO of Gen.G. “We’re really happy to work with the Ivy League Esports community to raise money and awareness to causes, all while speaking to the students’ interests within gaming and the potential educational & professional development opportunities within our industry.  

 

Gen.G partners with colleges and universities to build gaming communities regardless of geography, gender, and access.  With the establishment of the Gen.G Global Academy in 2019, the Gen.G Scholarship Foundation in 2020, the launch of professional development series “Work From Home” in 2021, Gen.G continues to evolve the intersection of gaming and educational communities. 

 

About Gen.G:

Established in 2017, Gen.G is the leading esports organization connecting the United States and Asia. Currently ranked no. 6 in the Forbes list of the “World's Most Valuable Esports Companies,” Gen.G is the only major organization that owns and operates top teams in the world's leading esports markets — China, South Korea and the United States. Its unique portfolio of teams, winners of seven global championships to date, includes the Seoul Dynasty franchise of the Overwatch League; 2014 and 2017 League of Legends world champion team in South Korea; the world's top all-female Fortnite team, based in Los Angeles; and the NBA 2K League's historic expansion franchise in Shanghai.

 

United under #TigerNation, Gen.G's core mission is to help fans and athletes use the power of gaming and esports to get ahead in and beyond the competition. The company has quickly become a commercial and thought leader, building a global, inclusive and cross-cultural future for sports entertainment. Its widely acclaimed initiatives include: #TeamBumble, the leading team platform for the empowerment of women in gaming; and Gen.G Elite Esports Academy, the world's first fully-integrated academic esports program. Gen.G's teams, content creators and corporate staff work out of their offices in Los Angeles, Seoul and Shanghai. More information about Gen.G esports and its teams can be found at this link.

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