This is the full text of Collegiate StarLeague's 2019/01/29 press release.
SANTA MONICA, CA |January 28, 2019– Collegiate StarLeague, a division of WorldGaming Network, announced today that NBA 2K19 is coming to US and Canadian college and university campuses.
The competition – which will commence in January 2019 – will provide players at more than 1,600 participating Collegiate StarLeague colleges and universities the chance to represent their school in the world’s largest collegiate esports program. The very best teams to emerge from the fray will meet at the CSL Collegiate Grand Finals in April 2019, to compete for a scholarship prize pool of $10,000. Furthermore, with more than $175,000 in prizes and scholarships available across different games for CSL’s 2018-2019 season, it’s going to be the biggest year yet. With the addition of NBA 2K19, the bar is being raised even higher.
“Collegiate sports are among the world’s most exciting, and collegiate esports leagues and competitions are no exception,” says Wim Stocks, CEO & General Manager of Collegiate StarLeague and WorldGaming Network. “As always, we’re very invested in providing high-quality competitive experiences for college players and teams across North America. We are thrilled to be bringing the best collegiate NBA 2K19 players from across the U.S. and Canada together to compete for the ultimate college championship title.”
To ensure the broadest possible school and player participation, the NBA 2K19 tournaments will focus on a 1 v 1 game format. Leagues will form for play on both PS4 and Xbox One, with prizes and scholarships being awarded on each platform to the top competitors and schools.
“We are thrilled that our games are inspiring the next generation of NBA2K competitive players to lace up and hit the virtual court,” says Jason Argent, Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations for NBA 2K. “Through this new partnership, we hope to inspire heated competition among the most passionate college gamers in North America.”
Interested players can visit cstarleague.com to learn more about all the important dates, eligibility rules, and registration. Gamers can join the conversation online by following Collegiate StarLeague on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
About Collegiate StarLeague
Collegiate StarLeague, a division of WorldGaming, is the world’s largest collegiate gaming league. Since 2009, it has awarded over $400,000 in scholarship money to student gamers from around the world. It has over 38,000 registered players across 1,500 registered schools. For more information, visit www.cstarleague.com.