MSI Launches Collegiate Program in Partnership with Uconnect Esports

Austin, TX (January. 6, 2021) - Uconnect Esports, an esports and gaming sponsorship marketplace that connects brands with esports and gaming organizations, is partnering with MSI, one of the largest gaming hardware brands in the world, to build a collegiate esports program for 2021. 

Throughout 2021, MSI will be partnering with Uconnect Esports to launch MSI Student, a new program supporting collegiate esports events, organizations, and on-campus esports facilities. This includes a broadcasting internship initiative in partnership with Space Productions, providing students paid internships working on professional events alongside industry mentors. Space Productions is made up of industry veterans from the collegiate esports space who have been long time supporters of the collegiate scene.

"MSI is committed to providing resources towards the academic and professional development of students," said Cat Tompkins, Program Manager of Esports and Education at MSI, "We are pleased to partner with Uconnect Esports to ensure that esports programs and the students they support will have the tools to develop and grow their programs."

MSI, a major player in collegiate esports and the sponsor of collegiate esports powerhouses University of Missouri, UCLA Esports, and Harrisburg University, will be tapping into Uconnect’s network of over 200 collegiate esports and gaming organizations in North America. 

“We’re incredibly excited to be working with a company with so many established ties and amazing initiatives in the collegiate space.” said Dylan Liu, CEO of Uconnect Esports. “MSI has ambitious plans for their support of collegiate esports moving forward and we’re honored to be a close partner in building MSI Student.”

MSI is kicking off the program with the launch of the MSI Student Discord, the first stage in MSI’s scholastic program efforts. Through MSI’s sponsorship of Collegiate Rising Winter, Uconnect’s digital esports summit, the new Discord server will also be hosting Collegiate Rising’s Career Fair on January 9th.

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About Uconnect Esports

Uconnect Esports is an online sponsorship marketplace that connects brands with over 200 major collegiate esports and gaming organizations across North America. The Uconnect platform streamlines and automates the sponsorship process, providing brands with a scalable, reliable, and efficient solution to coordinate sponsorships and execute large scale marketing campaigns with hundreds of collegiate esports and gaming organizations across North America.

Uconnect Esports is a Capital Factory and Sputnik ATX accelerator Alumni.

About MSI
As a world leading gaming brand, MSI is the most trusted name in gaming and esports. We stand by our principles of breakthroughs in design, the pursuit of excellence, and technological innovation. Integrating gamers’ most coveted extreme performance, realistic visuals, authentic sound, precise control, and smooth streaming functions into its gaming rigs, MSI pushes gaming performance beyond limits. For more information, please visit


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