High School Esports League announced earlier today that it has agreed to a new partnership opportunity with entertainment company GameWorks.
The new deal comes on the heels of recent announcements from both GameWorks and High School Esports League. The entertainment company announced plans to open four new locations in Norfolk, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Cincinnati, adding to its existing locations in Denver, Las Vegas, and Seattle.
The locations would be equipped with 20-40 PCs and consoles to allow customers to compete in numerous games. High School Esports League, on the other hand, announced a partnership with the charitable organization The Varsity Esports Foundation in which the two companies would partner with schools to help with funding in regard to future esports scholarships, league fees, and equipment.
Co-founder and CEO of High School Esports League Mason Mullenioux said of the new partnership with GameWorks, “Our new partnership with GameWorks is a natural fit for our members as students now have access to premium esports lounges, even on weekends, where they can practice and compete.
The new partnership with GameWorks should also help with the upcoming High School Esports League’s Winter Open event, a tournament that is open to North American high school students, regardless of the partnership status with their current school.
CEO of GameWorks Philip N. Kaplan also commented on the new deal, “Through this arrangement with HSEL, GameWorks is helping high school students improve their gameplay skills while considering professional player paths and also recognizing the importance the role of academics plays in their future careers … By opening up our venues to HSEL players, we are providing a safe, comfortable and state-of-the-art environment for up-and-coming high school players.”