EliteGamingLIVE Raises $1.5 Million Towards Youth Esports Education

E-learning platform EliteGamingLIVE, which combines interscholastic competition with education to engage students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), has secured $1.5 million which will go towards the recruitment of key personnel and expansion into new markets. The funding round was led by the American Institute of Family Insurance for Corporate and Social Impact with participation from the TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good and Rarebreed Adventures.

“EGL offers a virtual esports League that is fun and competitive, and inspires bright futures,” said Kerwin Rent, CEO and founder of EliteGamingLIVE. “Designed for passionate student gamers in Grades 3 to 12, our EGL Academy provides an enriching experience that facilitates social-emotional learning through competition and can open doors to careers in STEM. I’d like to thank our investors for their support and belief in the work we’re doing to bridge educational divides and bring fun, valuable learning experiences to youth through technology.”

EGL is focused on enabling equal access to education and training for students. Their engaging platform, designed to spark and cultivate interest in STEM careers, has succeeded in capturing the attention of educators and investors looking to connect with purpose-driven companies committed to driving social and economic change.

EGL will also develop its Digital Citizenship and Sportsmanship module focused on online reputation and cyber-bullying with TELUS Wise. TELUS Wise focuses on offering industry-leading digital literacy education programs through a variety of workshops and resources to empower Canadians of all ages to stay safe online.

(All information was provided by Vaughan Today and Globe Newswire)

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