Gen.G and The University of Kentucky announced a lineup of summer programming to engage esports fans, gamers and students including the ChallengHER series with two different tournaments taking place, as well as a back-to-school welcome week and a fundraiser with proceeds benefiting Kentucky Children’s Hospital.
The ChallengHER series is an all-women’s tournament aimed at promoting an inclusive and positive environment for women in esports. The competitions will take place July 10 and July 17 at 3pm ET and participants will play a 2 vs. 2 style game of League of Legends and a 5 vs. 5 style Valorant tournament. Spectators can watch the stream on Twitch, at twitch.tv/universityofky. Registration is now open and those interested can sign up at https://www.challengermode.com/s/GenG.
Other programming includes Twitch streams, where the University of Kentucky will host monthly shows, including the Cornerstone Commentary series, a speaker series that invites gaming industry professionals to share their experience. Also on campus are the Gen. G Tigers NBA 2K team, who began competing in the UK Esports facility starting in May. In an effort to welcome students, in particular Freshman, back to campus and showcase Cornerstone, the official gaming space on campus, UK will host a welcome week event August 19-22 as a part of their orientation process.
Gen.G will also partner with content creators and its team, to help raise funds in a charity gaming livestream with donation proceeds going to Kentucky Children’s Hospital on August 7th.
For more information about the activations, please visit uky.edu/esports.