TGS Esports Inc. has teamed up with NorQuest College to create an all encompassing esports partnership which includes the launch of an all new esports series. The partnership will run from January to June with the option for both parties to extend the agreement.
As part of the partnership NorQuest will be launching a monthly online tournament featuring popular titles such as Rocket League and Valorant. These tournaments will be free to enter and have multiple divisions so players of all skill levels can participate for a cash prize. TGS will be handling the tournament registration, facilitation, and broadcasting for NorQuest.
“The team at NorQuest have been phenomenal to deal with. Their goals in launching this esports initiative are fantastic and align with everything we are doing at TGS. We can’t wait for our first event in January to present these events to the community,” said Spiro Khouri, founder and CEO of TGS Esports. “Not only does this drive revenue for TGS but showcases that esports are a regular part of student life in Secondary and Post-Secondary schools more and more. For NorQuest to recognize that is amazing and a huge win for anyone engaging with their institution.”
To amplify the partnership NorQuest will also be title sponsor for one TGS event each month allowing NorQuest to connect with the TGS community both in tournaments and on live streams. This will also provide additional exposure to promote their monthly events, truly making this an all-encompassing partnership.
“The partnership with The Gaming Stadium means exciting, monthly online tournaments for gamers starting in January 2021, but it also represents a first in the province and marks the next step in NorQuest’s esports strategy,” said Ahmed Kamar, Director of Business Enterprise at NorQuest College. “The Gaming Stadium’s strategic and operational expertise is truly best-in-class, and we look forward to our partnership evolving as we continue to build upon our foundation in esports at the college.”
NorQuest’s esports strategy focuses on three key pillars: community gaming and entertainment, competitive gaming through online and in-person tournaments and events, and academic research, programming that helps shape the inter-collegiate landscape for post-secondary institutions in Alberta and beyond.