Exciting news for esports fans! Playfly Esports has just announced their plans for the next NACE Starleague Grand Finals, set to take place in person on April 29-30, 2023 at Butler University.
This event will feature 14 college and university teams from the U.S. and Canada, all competing for championship titles in seven major titles, including League of Legends, CS: GO, and Overwatch 2.
Butler’s impressive Esports Park
The Fall 2022 Grand Finals set a record for viewership and popularity, so it’s no surprise that Playfly Esports is eager to continue the momentum and take NACE Starleague to new heights.
The event will be held in Butler’s impressive Esports Park, which offers 7,500 square feet of space for players and spectators.
According to Curtis Winger, Vice President of Operations at Playfly Esports, the company is thrilled to work with Butler University to create another engaging, live collegiate esports championship. Fans can catch all the action on the NACE Starleague Twitch channel, so mark your calendars and get ready for an epic showdown!
Multiple events for Esports fans
Butler University is proud to host the Spring 2023 Grand Finals in their brand new Esports Park, according to Eric Kammeyer, Butler University’s Director of Esports and Gaming Technology.
Indianapolis has a reputation for hosting major sporting events, like the Indy 500, the Super Bowl, and multiple Final Fours, and is quickly becoming a hub in the sports technology sector.
Kammeyer is excited to showcase Indy to competitors, sponsors, and spectators, and he believes that Butler University can serve as an ideal host for this inspiring event.
The event is free for all fans and spectators to attend over the course of two days of competition. Butler’s Esports Park is located on campus in Indianapolis, making it a convenient and accessible location for students and fans alike.
NACE Starleague is the largest collegiate esports league in North America
The NACE Starleague is the largest collegiate esports league in North America, and it’s continuing to gain momentum.
The fall season and Grand Finals event drew more than 641,000 unique viewers and saw more than 12,800 students participating from 650 colleges and universities across the United States and Canada.
With over 13,000 student-athletes already registered for the Spring 2023 season, it’s clear that esports is only becoming more popular and exciting for college and university students.
NACE Starleague is set to feature some of the biggest names
The Spring 2023 NACE Starleague is set to feature some of the biggest names in collegiate athletics from across the United States and Canada. These schools include famous universities.
- University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW)
- Louisiana State University (LSU)
- University of Southern California (USC)
- Michigan State University (MSU)
- University of North Carolina (UNC)
- University of Maryland (UMD)
- Boise State University (BSU)
- University of Kansas (KU)
- Duke, Indiana University
- Ohio State University
- University of Kentucky
- Miami University
- Virginia Tech.
This impressive lineup of schools is sure to make the Spring 2023 NACE Starleague an exciting and competitive event. Fans and spectators can look forward to watching their favorite college and university teams battle it out in popular games like League of Legends, CS: GO, and Overwatch 2, among others.
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