EDWARDSVILLE, IL – Ultimate Gaming Championship (UGC), one of the nation’s leading esports events companies, has launched UGC EDU, a new company arm dedicated entirely to producing scholastic esports competition across the country. UGC EDU will produce both live and online tournaments across a multitude of competitive titles for high school and collegiate level students, providing its best-in-class event operations and leaning on its more than 15 years of industry experience.

This new initiative, in partnership with LG Electronics USA, Intel, Acer, and global IT reseller SHI Int’l Corp will debut with Battle Academy, an online, scholastic esports event series featuring both VALORANT and Rocket League tournaments. The competition series, available to enrolled high school and college students in the United States, will take place between November 9 and December 12, featuring a total of $25,000 in scholarships. Additionally, each of the first place finishing schools will receive an assortment of leading gaming equipment provided by event partners to help establish, or enhance existing, esports programs at the institutions. The tournament series will be played exclusively on UGC’s competitive gaming platform, UGC Esports.

“After months of optimizing our digital infrastructure, we’re thrilled to launch Battle Academy as the first initiative of UGC EDU,” says Matt Jackson, CEO & Founder of Ultimate Gaming Championship “SHI Int’l Corp, LG, Intel, and Acer share our vision for enhancing the future of esports by serving institutions and students across competition, scholarship, and curriculum sectors. We believe esports will fit the same