On March 22nd, Cxmmunity announced it would be hosting the second annual HBCU Esports League Verizon Celebrity Pro-Am. This competition will see HBCU students compete against celebrities in esports like Uno and Fortnite. Some of the celebrities taking part in this year’s event include T-Pain, FaZe Swagg, Erin Ashley Simon, and NFLers Tarik Cohen and Mike Evans.
“At Cxmmunity, we’re always trying to showcase emerging talent in the collegiate esports space and the HBCU Esports League, along with our amazing partnerships, have allowed us to do that in full force,” Chris Peay, the co-founder of Cxmmunity, said in a statement. “Following the success of the fall season, we hope to continue the excitement of this league and put the spotlight on increasing diversity in this industry.”
Besides getting a chance to meet and game with celebrities, students will have the opportunity to take home part of the event’s $10,000 prize pool. The Uno winner will receive $2,000 for their school while the Fortnite winner will receive $8,000 for their school to support esports scholarships.
The tournament will be live-streamed on Cxmmunity’s Twitch channel. The HBCU Esports League spring season concludes on April 3rd with matches taking place every Sunday.
(All information was provided by Afrotech and Yahoo! News)
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