Esports social media startup eFuse has announced a partnership with College CoD (CCL), a competitive organisation for collegiate Call of Duty.
As a result of the partnership, eFuse and CCL will launch two summer events to help full-time college Call of Duty players get discovered and strengthen path-to-pro opportunities.
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The summer events will kick off with ‘The 2021 College CoD Summer 8’s’, which will run from July 19th to July 31st and features a $1,000 (~£721) prize pool.
Alongside the events, participants will have access to collegiate esports programmes from educational institutions such as the University of Akron, University of Missouri, and University of Utah.
Matthew Benson, CEO of eFuse, commented: “We’re dedicated to helping gamers get discovered. That’s especially true in the college market where a path to pro is nearly unchartered. By partnering with College CoD, we’re helping tomorrow’s esports stars get the visibility they need today. Can’t wait to see these players go off. It’s going to be a great show.”
‘The College CoD Summer Open’ will be the second event and will run from August 28th to August 29th. It has been revealed that the tournament will include a $5,000 (~£3,606) prize pool.
Registrations to the ‘Summer 8’s’ are already open for players, recruiting coaches, and scouts. However, those interested in the ‘Summer Open’ will have to wait until mid-August.
Earlier this year, eFuse also partnered with Call of Duty League (CDL) team Minnesota Røkkr and hosted the sixth Women of the eRena Warzone series event.
Esports Insider says: This is a fantastic opportunity for full-time college students to launch their careers into professional esports. eFuse continues to show its dedication to collegiate esports and its strong desire to launch esports careers to the mainstream.